A man who sustained thirteen percent burns after hitting a power cable whilst gardening has been airlifted to a major trauma centre for specialist burns treatment.
Ambulances were called to reports a man had suffered burns after touching a power cable in the garden of a Tamworth property just before 10am this morning.
When ambulance staff arrived they found a 56-year-old man who had sustained nasty electrical burns to his left arm, shoulder and chest after reportedly hitting a power cable whilst using gardening tools.
“The man was given pain relief and anti-sickness drugs to help stabilise his condition before they applied cooling burns dressings to his wounds. Ambulance staff also carried out checks on his heart to rule out any cardiac concerns following the incident."
The man was transferred by ambulance to an awaiting helicopter which landed in a school field nearby. He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to be treated at a specialist trauma and burns unit.
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Haris Nawaz was shot dead.
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Mr Thamara Perera, a liver transplant surgeon, has called a pioneering new procedure which could change the future of organ transplantation a 'significant achievement'.
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A woman who recently heard sound for the first time has told ITV News she "could not believe" the noise from everyday objects such as her hairspray.
Joanne Milne, who was born deaf, said she was planning to "enjoy every sound" now that she can hear for the first time in almost 40 years.
The mother of a woman who has heard sound for the first time after getting a cochlear implant has told ITV News she was "worried for a month" about her daughter's operation.
Ann Milne, who filmed her daughter hearing for the first time, told ITV News Joanne had taken a "big chance" by going ahead with the procedure.
If the operation had failed, Joanne would not have been able to use her old hearing aids again
A deaf woman, who appeared in an emotional video which showed her hearing for the first time, has thanked ITV News' Facebook followers for their "wonderful comments" on the social networking site.
Commenting on ITV News' Facebook page, Joanne Milne wrote: "Wonderful comments...you're making me cry again! Thanks everyone...I'm still on my emotional rollercoaster!"