Man heard screaming out in pain after fall at Hythe industrial site

Worker in dramatic roof plunge

Worker in dramatic roof plunge

Worker in dramatic roof plunge

Worker in dramatic roof plunge

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

EMERGENCY services descended on a Hampshire industrial site this morning after a man was seen plunging from a ladder.

Shore Road in Hythe was shut after the man was seen falling from one part of a roof to another in Hythe Marine Park.

Daily Echo:

Fire crews, ambulances and police were called to the scene after a member of staff at neighbouring Waterside Blinds Ltd witnessed the man fall about 10 ft and scream out in pain.

Hampshire police said that the emergency services were dealing with an industrial accident. Hampshire Fire and Rescue used their aerial ladder to help bring the man down.

The injured man has now been taken to Southampton General Hospital, although the injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Daily Echo:

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12:13pm Thu 27 Feb 14

SilvanDryad says...

"Descended on"? Did they parachute in or dangle from a helicopter? How about using normal language like "rushed to"?"
"Descended on"? Did they parachute in or dangle from a helicopter? How about using normal language like "rushed to"?" SilvanDryad
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12:17pm Thu 27 Feb 14

sotonboy84 says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
"Descended on"? Did they parachute in or dangle from a helicopter? How about using normal language like "rushed to"?"
Or even were 'called to'. Somebody took a creative writing course ;o)
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: "Descended on"? Did they parachute in or dangle from a helicopter? How about using normal language like "rushed to"?"[/p][/quote]Or even were 'called to'. Somebody took a creative writing course ;o) sotonboy84
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Thu 27 Feb 14

SilvanDryad says...

Hope the chap's OK though. No sign of the HSE then?
Hope the chap's OK though. No sign of the HSE then? SilvanDryad
  • Score: 5

1:43pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Linesman says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
"Descended on"? Did they parachute in or dangle from a helicopter? How about using normal language like "rushed to"?"
As Shore Road is at sea level, and ambulance stations and fire stations situated on higher ground, isn't reasonable to assume that they had to descend?
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: "Descended on"? Did they parachute in or dangle from a helicopter? How about using normal language like "rushed to"?"[/p][/quote]As Shore Road is at sea level, and ambulance stations and fire stations situated on higher ground, isn't reasonable to assume that they had to descend? Linesman
  • Score: 0

1:48pm Thu 27 Feb 14

lowe esteem says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
SilvanDryad wrote:
"Descended on"? Did they parachute in or dangle from a helicopter? How about using normal language like "rushed to"?"
Or even were 'called to'. Somebody took a creative writing course ;o)
Hope the chap's OK then?
"Rushed/called to" were conveyed in the editorial, but "descended on" adequately describes what is happening in the pictures-don't you think?
Good job too-and good on the Echo for reporting it, otherwise the pedants and counter-pedants wouldn't have anything to comment on -would we?
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: "Descended on"? Did they parachute in or dangle from a helicopter? How about using normal language like "rushed to"?"[/p][/quote]Or even were 'called to'. Somebody took a creative writing course ;o)[/p][/quote]Hope the chap's OK then? "Rushed/called to" were conveyed in the editorial, but "descended on" adequately describes what is happening in the pictures-don't you think? Good job too-and good on the Echo for reporting it, otherwise the pedants and counter-pedants wouldn't have anything to comment on -would we? lowe esteem
  • Score: 1

8:30pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

I see the great unwashed are at it again. They all need to get a job, and stop spending their benefits on cheap lager.
I see the great unwashed are at it again. They all need to get a job, and stop spending their benefits on cheap lager. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 2

8:35pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm
Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm Zexagon
  • Score: -3

9:30am Fri 28 Feb 14

forest hump says...

Zexagon wrote:
Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm
Might have done a pike?
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm[/p][/quote]Might have done a pike? forest hump
  • Score: -1

9:31am Fri 28 Feb 14

forest hump says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
Hope the chap's OK though. No sign of the HSE then?
They do not normally turn up real time in these circumstances but will certainly be interested
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: Hope the chap's OK though. No sign of the HSE then?[/p][/quote]They do not normally turn up real time in these circumstances but will certainly be interested forest hump
  • Score: -3

1:22pm Fri 28 Feb 14

espanuel says...

Zexagon wrote:
Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm
People have died falling from ten foot and less.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm[/p][/quote]People have died falling from ten foot and less. espanuel
  • Score: 1

7:40pm Fri 28 Feb 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

espanuel wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm
People have died falling from ten foot and less.
Very true,my mate fell from 2 foot and died,thing was it was from a car doing 70!
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm[/p][/quote]People have died falling from ten foot and less.[/p][/quote]Very true,my mate fell from 2 foot and died,thing was it was from a car doing 70! 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 0

1:01pm Sat 1 Mar 14

southy says...

espanuel wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm
People have died falling from ten foot and less.
True people have died lower down it all comes down to how you land, head first and your a goner, in this case the man was in pain and screaming out that to me sounds like a fall that as landed on there side or back maybe the front, being in the Rigging trade falls happen a lot.
I feel for this guy he will make the best recovery as possible which will more likely end up him not being able to work again and being on pain killers for the rest of is life, he will no longer get the help that is needed as this government as removed that help as part of the cost cutting program
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Dramatic roof plunge? 10 ft off a ladder. Hmmm[/p][/quote]People have died falling from ten foot and less.[/p][/quote]True people have died lower down it all comes down to how you land, head first and your a goner, in this case the man was in pain and screaming out that to me sounds like a fall that as landed on there side or back maybe the front, being in the Rigging trade falls happen a lot. I feel for this guy he will make the best recovery as possible which will more likely end up him not being able to work again and being on pain killers for the rest of is life, he will no longer get the help that is needed as this government as removed that help as part of the cost cutting program southy
  • Score: 2

8:58pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Letundra says...

The 'plunge' has caused much amusement and **** taking. He broke his hip, and after surgery is making a slow and painful recovery. Thanks to those for the thoughts. HSE are getting the clogs working - slowly. The article has very inventive writing about what happened, but many thanks to all the people who helped to get him safely to hospital.
The 'plunge' has caused much amusement and **** taking. He broke his hip, and after surgery is making a slow and painful recovery. Thanks to those for the thoughts. HSE are getting the clogs working - slowly. The article has very inventive writing about what happened, but many thanks to all the people who helped to get him safely to hospital. Letundra
  • Score: 0

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