AN AIR ambulance was scrambled to a construction site near Witney yesterday after two workers were trapped when the roof of an unfinished building ‘collapsed’ on top of them.

Paramedics were called to the Windrush Place housing development in Curbridge Road just before 4pm following reports that the workers were trapped on the third floor.

One of the men, a 26-year-old, sustained serious leg injuries in the incident and following treatment at the scene was taken by road to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The other man was treated on site at the Persimmon Homes development for a minor ankle injury.

Persimmon Homes said an investigation into the incident was underway.

Oxford Mail:

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received an emergency 999 call at 3.56pm yesterday with the caller reporting that a roof on a building being constructed had collapsed on to two workers below.

“Both patients were reported as being trapped three storeys up in the building.

“We sent a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

“One of the male workers had sustained a minor ankle injury and was treated at the scene; the second man, aged 26-years-old, had sustained serious leg injuries and after initial treatment at the scene, was then taken by road to the John Radcliffe Hospital.”

A spokesman from Persimmon Homes Wessex: “Correct health and safety procedures and practices are in place at all of our sites to ensure the safety of our workers, contractors and authorised visitors.

"Persimmon Homes will be investigating the incident and liaising with the relevant authorities accordingly.”