Injured man rescued from tree in Rotherham

Emergency services at the sceneEmergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene
A MAN has been injured while pruning trees on Herringthorpe Valley Road this afternoon (Monday).

A FIRE crew was called in to rescue a man who was injured while pruning trees.

Emergency services were called to the scene  on Herringthorpe Valley Road at around 12.20pm on Monday after the worker from contractors Glendale became trapped.

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The man was helped down from the tree by fellow tree workers before receiving treatment from paramedics.

Resident Val Marks, whose home overlooks the scene, said: “Everyone is in shock about it.

“We have been on to the council about these trees for a while because they’re so tall and we were worried they might fall on our homes.

“There were a couple of them working on it and this was the first tree they were dealing with.

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“It must have been a big log or a branch and it’s just gone straight into him.”

A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the man was taken to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield with suspected pelvic and leg injuries.