Mayor on the mend

mayorRP200543''David Sykes and Martin Cooper
mayorRP200543''David Sykes and Martin Cooper

THE MAYOR of Pocklington is on the road to recovery after his industrial accident at work.

Councillor Martin Cooper, of Barmby Road, Pocklington, has undergone skin graft treatment around his elbow and wrist on his left arm which got caught in an industrial printer at East Riding Sacks, on the Full Sutton Industrial Estate, last Monday, 11 April.

His arm has been bandaged up and will be assessed next Tuesday.

The 48-year-old said: “I went for skin grafts on Monday. Obviously it’s a bit sore. I’ve just got to wait and see. The bandages will stay on until Tuesday next week. They will lift the bandages off and have a look at it to see how well it has healed.

“It will be nice to get out but I can’t do much when I get out. I’d much rather be here in hospital with the experts in case anything goes wrong.”

Fire engine and ambulance crews were called to the incident last week but, with the help of colleagues, Coun Cooper was able to pull his arm out of the machine before they arrived.

He was later airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary by Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

East Riding Sacks are investigating the incident, as are the Health and Safety Executive.