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Penwortham man survives 60ft fall from pylon in Cumbria

Posted on - 22nd July, 2013 - 7:41pm | Author - | Posted in - News
A pylon at Shap where the man was working

A pylon at Shap where the man was working

A Penwortham man is recovering at home after falling 60ft from a pylon.

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The 29-year-old man was working on the structure south of Shap in Cumbria when he fell on Saturday 20 July.

He was flown by helicopter to Royal Preston Hospital.

A family friend said: “After around 4 hours of intensive tests in the trauma unit at the Royal Preston it was discovered that apart from cuts and bruising he had a fractured cheekbone.

“He was discharged and is recovering at his home in Penwortham.”

A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance said: “Miraculously he did not suffer life-threatening injuries and was treated at scene.”

Image credit to Terran Brown

 

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