South Scotland

Trapped Borders Railway worker cut free

A construction worker on the Borders Railway was airlifted to hospital after he was trapped by his overturned truck.

The accident happened as part of the track was being laid at Torwoodlee near Galashiels, on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the scene and had to cut the man free as the lorry was on its side.

He was then taken by helicopter from the remote spot to Borders General Hospital but was not seriously injured.

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