Man seriously injured in Newbury scaffolding collapse

West Street, Newbury
Image caption The scaffolding was being used for work on a housing development

A man has been seriously injured after scaffolding collapsed at a building site in Newbury.

Police said the man was flown to hospital after falling from the structure at the site in West Street shortly after 09:30 BST.

The South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) said the man's injuries were non life-threatening.

A SCAS spokeswoman said she believed the man was trapped under the scaffolding at one point.

Ambulance crews worked with fire crews on an aerial platform to get the man off the building.

He was sent by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Sgt Dan Londe, from Thames Valley Police, said: "We're just assessing how serious his injuries are, and then there will be an investigation between us and the Health and Safety Executive."

The road was closed earlier between Northbrook Street and Northcroft Lane while the area was made safe.

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