Medics attend Northampton's National Lift Tower after fall inside

A man was rescued from Northampton's National Lift Tower yesterday after a 15ft fall.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 8:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 4:40 pm
A man - reportedly a worker - fell 15ft from inside the tower.

At least four fire engines and an ambulance were called out to Tower Square after the accident at around 4:35pm yesterday (March 4).

An air ambulance was also spotted landing in the car park at Beacon Bingo in St James and is believed to be related.

An eyewitness reported the man who fell was a worker but this has not been confirmed.

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He was taken to Coventry and Walsgrave General Hospital by land ambulance with suspected spinal injuries, but these are not believed to be life-threatening.

The case has been passed to the Health and Safety Executive for investigation.

Northamptonshire Police has been contacted for a comment.

A man - reportedly a worker - fell 15ft from inside the tower.
At least four fire engines were called to help rescue the man at the National Lift Tower yesterday.
An air ambulance landed in the car park of Beacon Bingo to assist the rescue operation.