Man injured after falling through ceiling at disused factory in Waddon

The man fell at Stewart House in Waddon Marsh Way

The man fell at Stewart House in Waddon Marsh Way

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A man has been rushed to hospital with a chest injury after falling through the ceiling of a disused factory.

London Ambulance were called to Stewart House in Waddon Marsh Way, Waddon, just before 8.40am to reports of a fall from a height.

A spokeswoman for London Ambulance confirmed they sent an ambulance crew, a single responder in a car, a duty officer and the medical team from London's Air Ambulance in a car.

Staff treated a 56-year-old man who is understood to be a construction worker, at the scene, before he was taken as a priority to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Police have cordoned off the factory and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed they had sent inspectors to the scene.

A spokesman for the HSE said: "We are aware of the incident and are making initial enquiries."

A drilling company employee that arrived to work on a neighbouring site shortly after the man fell said: "He must have fallen a few minutes before we got there.

"Two security guards came over and asked if anyone knew first aid. I do so I went to get the kit out of the van but then an ambulance arrived so I wasn't needed.

He added: "I saw the man being taken away with his head bandaged up. He was conscious."

Plastics company Stewart occupied the factory until last year when they moved to Banbury, in Oxfordshire.

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