10 tonne plate dropped on man's arm in Chepstow
UPDATE 2.16pm: The injured man is an employee at Mabey Bridge, a steel bridging infrastructure supplier based in Chepstow, where the incident happened at their Station Road facility.
A spokeswoman for the company said: "‘An employee at Mabey Bridge, in Chepstow was taken to hospital this morning, following attention to a fracture, we are expecting him to be discharged this afternoon.
"The business has an enviable safety record, having recently been awarded a gold award from RoSPA for its safety standards."
An ambulance spokeswoman said: "We were called at 8.51am on August 21 to Station Road Chepstow. The patient was a male in his early thirties.
"His arm had been crushed by falling steel dropped from a crane.
"He was taken to Frenchay Hospital by ambulance. An air ambulance was called to the scene, but he was taken by land ambulance.”
A witness, who did not want to be named, said: "There was loads of police, fire and ambulances here this morning. The place was crawling with them, they were all up Station Road. I feel very sorry for the person involved."
UPDATE 11.26am: The man has been taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol by South Western Ambulance Service, said a spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service.
It is not yet clear how serious the injuries are.
FIRE fighters were called to help a man who had a 10-tonne steel plate dropped on his arm on a bridge on Station Road, Chepstow, this morning.
Jennie Griffiths, head of fire control for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, tweeted about the incident which was reported at 8.58am, with Chepstow and Malpas fire fighters called to help.
A spokeswoman for the fire service said they were recalled before they got there as they were no longer required.
She said the ambulance service was dealing with the incident.
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