Emergency services called to rescue man stuck in Dundee drain

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Fire and rescue staff try to free the trapped worker.

Emergency services were called to free a delivery driver whose foot got trapped in a drain in Dundee.

Mark Davidson was delivering materials to a construction site near Dickson Avenue when he stepped on the drain cover, which gave way.

The bizarre scenes were played out at the entrance to Lochlee Wynd, a new housing development.

Mr Davidson, an employee at Dundee’s BuildBase, a retail firm specialising in the construction tool trade, suffered injury to his leg after the drain collapsed and his foot became trapped.

The drain cover that broke, trapping the man.©
The drain cover that broke, trapping the man.

He was given oxygen following the accident and was then taken to hospital.

Before being taken away he said: “A drain shouldn’t just collapse. I was delivering packages to the folk working on the site.

“I’ll be contacting the council about this.”

Builders put a barrier around the hole after Mark was freed at around 11.30am.

He was left in discomfort but is not thought to have suffered any serious injuries.

After freeing Mr Davidson, two Scottish Ambulance Service employees helped him into an ambulance.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed: “We received a call at 11.15 hours today to attend an incident on Glamis Road, Dundee.

“We dispatched one ambulance, which arrived on scene at 11.18 hours. One male patient in his forties was taken to Ninewells Hospital.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called at 11.18am to reports of a man with his foot stuck in a drain in Glamis Road.

“One fire appliance attended and firefighters assisted ambulance personnel with removing the casualty from the drain.

“Firefighters left the scene at 11.31am.”

A Dundee City Council spokesman said the local authority was aware of the situation.

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