Magellan Aerospace worker rushed to hospital after losing his arm in "serious industrial accident"

Aerospace worker rushed to hospital after

Aerospace worker rushed to hospital after "serious industrial accident"

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A MAN has been rushed to hospital under police escort after his arm was severed in a serious industrial accident at Magellan Aerospace. 

A man in his 20s, whose arm is believed to have been completely cut off, was taken to Southampton Hospital around 1pm with a police escort in attendance to clear roundabouts and keep the way free of traffic.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and inspectors are already on site beginning and investigation.

Mary Walker, HR manager for the company, confirmed there had been an accident. She told the Echo: “Incidents like this happen very rarely and we certainly want to get to the bottom of it.

"A rigorous investigation has begun and we are working with the Health and Safety Executive. Our thoughts are with the injured employee and their family.”

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance service said: “We received a call at 12.34pm to a patient at a Bournemouth address with serious arm injuries. A male in his mid 30s was admitted to Southampton General.”

A spokesman for Dorset Police confirmed that they had been called to provide a fast escort for an ambulance to Southampton Hospital at 12.57pm today.

The condition of the injured man is not known at this time.

Magellan is an international business which provides aerospace systems and components, including for the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 helicopters and military vehicles.

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3:34pm Mon 11 Mar 13

theDmonster says...

Hope this man has a speedy recovery whatever may have happened
Hope this man has a speedy recovery whatever may have happened theDmonster
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3:52pm Mon 11 Mar 13

Phixer says...

What does Southampton hospital have that Poole or Bournemouth don't?
What does Southampton hospital have that Poole or Bournemouth don't? Phixer
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4:00pm Mon 11 Mar 13

GAHmusic says...

Phixer wrote:
What does Southampton hospital have that Poole or Bournemouth don't?
I believe they have a much higher skilled surgical team with broader knowledge than Bournemouth
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: What does Southampton hospital have that Poole or Bournemouth don't?[/p][/quote]I believe they have a much higher skilled surgical team with broader knowledge than Bournemouth GAHmusic
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4:03pm Mon 11 Mar 13

Panademic says...

Phixer wrote:
What does Southampton hospital have that Poole or Bournemouth don't?
Because Southampton Hospital is the Regional Trauma Centre for the area. If the injuries are life threatening/changing
, the Ambulance Crew may make the decision to go to Southampton as they have the facilities to deal with this type of emergency. Thoughts go out to all involved.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: What does Southampton hospital have that Poole or Bournemouth don't?[/p][/quote]Because Southampton Hospital is the Regional Trauma Centre for the area. If the injuries are life threatening/changing , the Ambulance Crew may make the decision to go to Southampton as they have the facilities to deal with this type of emergency. Thoughts go out to all involved. Panademic
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4:27pm Mon 11 Mar 13

stevebmth says...

Phixer wrote:
What does Southampton hospital have that Poole or Bournemouth don't?
Not only are they trauma, they are the areas specialist Neurological hosptial, with the next being Derriford in Plymouth.

Whatever has happened, Thoughts go out to the injured party and family.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: What does Southampton hospital have that Poole or Bournemouth don't?[/p][/quote]Not only are they trauma, they are the areas specialist Neurological hosptial, with the next being Derriford in Plymouth. Whatever has happened, Thoughts go out to the injured party and family. stevebmth
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4:32pm Mon 11 Mar 13

mr stroudy says...

ill have to find out about this tonight as i work there
ill have to find out about this tonight as i work there mr stroudy
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4:38pm Mon 11 Mar 13

RageAgainstTheMachine says...

mr stroudy wrote:
ill have to find out about this tonight as i work there
That sounds like something for you to look forward too then doesn't it!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mr stroudy[/bold] wrote: ill have to find out about this tonight as i work there[/p][/quote]That sounds like something for you to look forward too then doesn't it!!!!!!!!! RageAgainstTheMachine
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4:47pm Mon 11 Mar 13

danway60 says...

Correction: He was in his 20's.

He is one of my friends there and I hope he is OK.

Any updates on his condition?
Correction: He was in his 20's. He is one of my friends there and I hope he is OK. Any updates on his condition? danway60
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5:01pm Mon 11 Mar 13

Panademic says...

RageAgainstTheMachin
e
wrote:
mr stroudy wrote:
ill have to find out about this tonight as i work there
That sounds like something for you to look forward too then doesn't it!!!!!!!!!
I'm sure there is no malice meant in the post.
[quote][p][bold]RageAgainstTheMachin e[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr stroudy[/bold] wrote: ill have to find out about this tonight as i work there[/p][/quote]That sounds like something for you to look forward too then doesn't it!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I'm sure there is no malice meant in the post. Panademic
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5:06pm Mon 11 Mar 13

djd says...

Thoughts and prayers with all concerned.
Thoughts and prayers with all concerned. djd
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5:06pm Mon 11 Mar 13

oneshortleg says...

As an amputee myself I hope they can save his arm, thoughts are with those concerned, I do wonder why the air ambulance was not used though?
As an amputee myself I hope they can save his arm, thoughts are with those concerned, I do wonder why the air ambulance was not used though? oneshortleg
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5:20pm Mon 11 Mar 13

RageAgainstTheMachine says...

Panademic wrote:
RageAgainstTheMachin

e
wrote:
mr stroudy wrote:
ill have to find out about this tonight as i work there
That sounds like something for you to look forward too then doesn't it!!!!!!!!!
I'm sure there is no malice meant in the post.
No you are right I'm sure there is no malice meant but rather strange comment!
[quote][p][bold]Panademic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RageAgainstTheMachin e[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr stroudy[/bold] wrote: ill have to find out about this tonight as i work there[/p][/quote]That sounds like something for you to look forward too then doesn't it!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I'm sure there is no malice meant in the post.[/p][/quote]No you are right I'm sure there is no malice meant but rather strange comment! RageAgainstTheMachine
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5:29pm Mon 11 Mar 13

ldc says...

good thing the tories are cutting red tape (health and safety) and selling off the NHS then
good thing the tories are cutting red tape (health and safety) and selling off the NHS then ldc
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5:37pm Mon 11 Mar 13

PokesdownMark says...

oneshortleg wrote:
As an amputee myself I hope they can save his arm, thoughts are with those concerned, I do wonder why the air ambulance was not used though?
I wondered that too. I suppose if you have a police escort the ambulance can get to Southampton in 35mins. If the air ambulance was 20mins away, by the time they land, assess, then load someone in the time advantage from air ambulance is eroded. Plus two paramedics can work on him compared to the narrow confines of the air ambulance. Anyway armchair analyst over and out!

Best of luck to the fellow involved. Hopefully his employer will take very good care of him.
[quote][p][bold]oneshortleg[/bold] wrote: As an amputee myself I hope they can save his arm, thoughts are with those concerned, I do wonder why the air ambulance was not used though?[/p][/quote]I wondered that too. I suppose if you have a police escort the ambulance can get to Southampton in 35mins. If the air ambulance was 20mins away, by the time they land, assess, then load someone in the time advantage from air ambulance is eroded. Plus two paramedics can work on him compared to the narrow confines of the air ambulance. Anyway armchair analyst over and out! Best of luck to the fellow involved. Hopefully his employer will take very good care of him. PokesdownMark
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7:01pm Mon 11 Mar 13

Bournemouth2014 says...

oneshortleg wrote:
As an amputee myself I hope they can save his arm, thoughts are with those concerned, I do wonder why the air ambulance was not used though?
Snow.
[quote][p][bold]oneshortleg[/bold] wrote: As an amputee myself I hope they can save his arm, thoughts are with those concerned, I do wonder why the air ambulance was not used though?[/p][/quote]Snow. Bournemouth2014
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8:10pm Mon 11 Mar 13

chunk_vanman says...

This gent is suffering major trauma, which will activate the trauma bypass system ... It being a "long bone" injury.
This bypass means UHS is the appropriate ED, with the widest range of specialists available immediately on arrival in Resus.
He will be conveyed by road because either HeliMed is committed on another job, too far away or unavailable due to weather.
BASICs dr's will have been paged to attend and assist en route. This gent will receive the best pre-hospital care, as ambulances are now stocked with army designed tourniquets and transexamic acid to stem blood flow.
He will stand the best chance of surviving ever. He may lose a limb but will probably keep his life. All the best to him.
This gent is suffering major trauma, which will activate the trauma bypass system ... It being a "long bone" injury. This bypass means UHS is the appropriate ED, with the widest range of specialists available immediately on arrival in Resus. He will be conveyed by road because either HeliMed is committed on another job, too far away or unavailable due to weather. BASICs dr's will have been paged to attend and assist en route. This gent will receive the best pre-hospital care, as ambulances are now stocked with army designed tourniquets and transexamic acid to stem blood flow. He will stand the best chance of surviving ever. He may lose a limb but will probably keep his life. All the best to him. chunk_vanman
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8:23pm Mon 11 Mar 13

Anna Key says...

I work with this lad as well.
Really hope everything works out okay for him - Godspeed
I work with this lad as well. Really hope everything works out okay for him - Godspeed Anna Key
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9:12pm Mon 11 Mar 13

Anna Key says...

Oh yeah and he's not just a 'worker' he's an up and coming star..
Oh yeah and he's not just a 'worker' he's an up and coming star.. Anna Key
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10:12pm Mon 11 Mar 13

mr stroudy says...

Anna Key wrote:
Oh yeah and he's not just a 'worker' he's an up and coming star..
Let's hope he makes a very speedy recovery. Everyone here wishes him all the best.
[quote][p][bold]Anna Key[/bold] wrote: Oh yeah and he's not just a 'worker' he's an up and coming star..[/p][/quote]Let's hope he makes a very speedy recovery. Everyone here wishes him all the best. mr stroudy
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2:11am Tue 12 Mar 13

portia6 says...

Best of luck with this lad's operation
the surgeons are so skillful.
Best of luck with this lad's operation the surgeons are so skillful. portia6
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10:07am Tue 12 Mar 13

BournemouthMum says...

What a terrible thing to happen.
What a terrible thing to happen. BournemouthMum
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10:39am Tue 12 Mar 13

Auburn gabriellewis says...

Whoever wrote that comment about an arm n leg in taxpayers money is the most stupid inconsiderate idiot ever. within a day of it ahppening you make a comment like that. You prove you have the smallest mind imaginable and you should suffer a worse fate for mocking other peoples misfortunes. You prove you have no life and your doing nothing with it, for you too care so much about taxpayers money being spent on vital emergency services. I actually hate you.
Whoever wrote that comment about an arm n leg in taxpayers money is the most stupid inconsiderate idiot ever. within a day of it ahppening you make a comment like that. You prove you have the smallest mind imaginable and you should suffer a worse fate for mocking other peoples misfortunes. You prove you have no life and your doing nothing with it, for you too care so much about taxpayers money being spent on vital emergency services. I actually hate you. Auburn gabriellewis
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5:49pm Tue 12 Mar 13

I have to comment says...

Auburn gabriellewis wrote:
Whoever wrote that comment about an arm n leg in taxpayers money is the most stupid inconsiderate idiot ever. within a day of it ahppening you make a comment like that. You prove you have the smallest mind imaginable and you should suffer a worse fate for mocking other peoples misfortunes. You prove you have no life and your doing nothing with it, for you too care so much about taxpayers money being spent on vital emergency services. I actually hate you.
I have agree, this is something I dont mind my taxes being spent on and this young lad had paid plenty!
[quote][p][bold]Auburn gabriellewis[/bold] wrote: Whoever wrote that comment about an arm n leg in taxpayers money is the most stupid inconsiderate idiot ever. within a day of it ahppening you make a comment like that. You prove you have the smallest mind imaginable and you should suffer a worse fate for mocking other peoples misfortunes. You prove you have no life and your doing nothing with it, for you too care so much about taxpayers money being spent on vital emergency services. I actually hate you.[/p][/quote]I have agree, this is something I dont mind my taxes being spent on and this young lad had paid plenty! I have to comment
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