Crews from Edinburgh help man trapped in basement

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Crews worked with paramedics to free the casualty

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Operations Control Edinburgh received a call at 10.30am today (30th January) from the Scottish Ambulance Service informing of an incident involving a 21 year old male trapped within a basement of a mid-terraced property in Clark Road, Edinburgh.

The casualty had fallen approximately 9ft onto a concrete floor following the collapse of a makeshift internal wooden ladder.  He had suspected head and arm injuries.

Crews from Tollcross, McDonald Road, Newcraighall, Liberton and Dalkeith attended to assist Paramedics.  Operating in a confined environment crews and partner agencies worked hard to stabilise and remove the casualty.

The casualty was then taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to provide care for his injuries.

Scottish Fire and Service recommends that every time you use a ladder you should do a pre-use check beforehand to make sure that it is safe for use.