A CONSTRUCTION worker carrying out maintenance at Junction 4 of the M5 became trapped under soil and had to be freed by firefighters.
The incident, involving the man in his 20s, happened about midday when the soil was being moved by a JCB.
It is believed the side of the embankment partially collapsed, falling onto the man and causing serious leg injuries.
After he was freed by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, he was given pain relief at the scene before being taken to the Major Trauma Unit at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further emergency treatment.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed an ambulance, an ambulance officer and the trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.
The crew of the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham also attended the scene, using a rapid response vehicle because of poor flying conditions.