UPDATED: Man in hospital with broken feet after 20 foot fall from ladder in Rayleigh

Southend Standard: Man breaks both ankles falling from ladder in Rayleigh Man breaks both ankles falling from ladder in Rayleigh

A MAN is in hospital with a crushed heel bone and a broken foot after falling 20 feet from a ladder in Rayleigh this morning.

The ambulance service were called at 10am this morning following a report of 55-year-old John Walsh falling from a ladder at his mother's house in Bull Lane.

A rapid response vehicle was sent, arriving on the scene in four minutes, followed by a land ambulance at the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance.

A spokesperson from the ambulance service said: "The man was believed to have been right at the top of the ladder when he fell, so it was quite a big fall.

"The critical care team assessed the man, but fortunately his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

"He was taken by land ambulance to Southend Hospital."

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1:48pm Tue 3 Jun 14

John Right says...

Not that high, shoild have been wearing boots, would haqve saved him..
Not that high, shoild have been wearing boots, would haqve saved him.. John Right
  • Score: -27

1:54pm Tue 3 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

Should have used a scaffold tower, might have saved money using ladder, but now hes feeling pain, and really badder.
Should have used a scaffold tower, might have saved money using ladder, but now hes feeling pain, and really badder. CarnMountification
  • Score: -19

4:16pm Tue 3 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

Get well soon, accidents unfortunately happen!
Get well soon, accidents unfortunately happen! SLord90
  • Score: 24

4:22pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Popsiepop says...

Very painful, I hope he recovers well poor guy.
Very painful, I hope he recovers well poor guy. Popsiepop
  • Score: 25

11:14pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

HOPEFULLY HE RECOVERS QUICKLY.ALSO I HOPE TO HIS MOTHER WASN'T TOO SHAKEN UP EITHER.

ACCIDENTS HAPPEN TO THE BEST OF US!
HOPEFULLY HE RECOVERS QUICKLY.ALSO I HOPE TO HIS MOTHER WASN'T TOO SHAKEN UP EITHER. ACCIDENTS HAPPEN TO THE BEST OF US! Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: 9

6:05pm Wed 4 Jun 14

LexyGirl says...

Ooh I bet that was painful ;(
Ooh I bet that was painful ;( LexyGirl
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