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Man in hospital after being ‘crushed’ by barge

PUBLISHED: 13:06 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:06 12 December 2017

Chequers Lane. Picture: Google

Chequers Lane. Picture: Google

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A man “crushed” between a barge and a jetty in Dagenham has been rushed to hospital.

Crews from London Fire Brigade, the RNLI and London Ambulance Service’s hazardous area response team spent an hour and a half in Chequers Lane hoisting the man into another barge on a splint and then into a waiting ambulance.

“The barge had moved away when we got there and the man was on a gangway,” said crew manager Alan Jones, who was at the scene.

“It was an unusual rescue and crews worked hard alongside emergency services colleagues to get the man safely into the ambulance.”

Two fire engines and two fire rescue units were alerted to the incident just before 7.30am on Monday.

Firefighters from Barking and Dagenham fire stations attended, along with units from stations in East Ham and Bethnal Green.

They left at 9.01am.

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