Man hurt at Glasgow building site
27 August 2013
SFRS and fellow emergency responders work closely in city centre incident.
Image: A firefighter and a paramedic treat a 'casualty' in a joint training exercise.
Firefighters provided emergency trauma care to a man injured at an incident on a building site at Allan Glen Place in Glasgow City Centre this afternoon (Tuesday, August 27).
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) received a call from ambulance control shortly before noon, following reports of a loud bang within the vicinity of Montrose Street.
An SFRS spokesperson explained: “Crews from Springburn and Calton fire stations reached the scene within minutes and immediately provided the casualty with emergency trauma care.
“The quick arrival of an expert team from the NHS Emergency Medical Retrieval Service allowed him to be passed to the care of doctors at the scene.
“He was transported to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by ambulance and of course all the emergency responders will wish him a full recovery from this traumatic experience.”
Firefighters and police officers worked to ensure the safety of the public and liaised with a Glasgow City Council emergency planning officer to help restore power to a block of flats left without supply due to the incident.
Doctors from the NHS Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (Photo courtesy of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde).