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Apprentice mechanic ‘crushed’ by ambulance in horrific accident at Dundee depot

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An apprentice mechanic is fighting for his life after reportedly being crushed by the ambulance he was working on at a Dundee depot.

The unnamed 25-year-old was critically injured after the vehicle came off a ramp and landed on him.

Emergency services raced to the scene and firefighters were deployed to remove the vehicle from his body.

The man’s colleagues rushed to his aid and he was taken to Ninewells Hospital’s intensive care unit.

A source told a national newspaper: “It looks like the ambulance rolled back off the ramp and trapped the young man.

“Paramedics who were there at the time tried to treat him and fire crews were called out.

“They used their equipment to lift the vehicle off.”

The accident happened at around 3.25pm on Friday at the West School Road depot.

Police are now investigating the incident and a health and safety investigation has been launched.

A spokesman for SAS confirmed a member of staff was involved and they are in close contact with his family.

The spokesman added: “We are aware of an incident involving a member of staff in Dundee on Friday.

“The Health and Safety Executive has been made aware of the incident and an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.

“At this stage we cannot comment any further on the cause of the incident. In the meantime, we are in close contact with the family of our staff member, who remains in hospital, and are offering support to local staff.”

A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland were called to West School Road in Dundee around 3.25pm on Friday March 3 after a man was seriously injured in an incident within the grounds of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“He was taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and police enquiries are ongoing.”

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