Man injured after falling through ceiling at disused factory in Waddon

Croydon Guardian: The man fell at Stewart House in Waddon Marsh Way The man fell at Stewart House in Waddon Marsh Way

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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