Man rescued after falling into cement mixer

Fire crews in Quebec, County Durham where a man fell into a cement mixer. Credit: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews in Quebec, County Durham where a man fell into a cement mixer. Credit: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

A man has been rescued after falling inside a cement mixer while cleaning it.

Fire crews were called to the scene in Hamsteels Lane, Quebec, County Durham, after the worker fell into the mixer at around 11.45am on Monday.

Rescue workers had to use cutting equipment on the mixing drum into order to free the man.

Rescue workers used cutting equipment in the rescue on Monday. Credit: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Rescue workers used cutting equipment in the rescue on Monday. Credit: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

A spokeswoman for the service said: “It appears he slipped inside the mixer when he was cleaning it.

“Under his own weight, he fell on his leg and was not able to climb out.”

The crew were able to get him out and he was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Durham.

The man was taken to hospital after being pulled out of the cement mixer. Credit: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

The man was taken to hospital after being pulled out of the cement mixer. Credit: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service