Man rescued by fire crews after getting trapped in 'underground structure' at Hartlepool Power Station

Fire crews have rescued a man after he became trapped in a "underground structure" at Hartlepool Power Station.

Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 18:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 19:04 pm
Hartlepool Power Station.

Crews were called out to the Tees Road facility at 10.45am today to extricate the man from the confined space.

Appliances from Hartlepool, Colby, Thornaby and Middlesbrough went to the scene.

Using line rescue equipment the man was recovered before being handed over to the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS).

A spokesman for the NEAS said the man had been hit by scaffolding and he was taken to University Hospital of North Tees for treatment.

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His condition is unknown.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 10.45am to a special service call at Hartlepool Power Station to assist with the extrication of a male who was trapped in an underground structure in a confined space.

"Crews from Hartlepool, Colby, Thornaby and Middlesbrough went to the scene.

"Line rescue equipment was used to extricate the male before he was handed over to the ambulance service."