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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Man trapped behind shutter in Bradford Shop



Fire crews rescue man

A workman became trapped behind a metal shutter leaving him stranded between the shutter and the stores large windows in Kirkgate, Bradford this afternoon

The man trapped betweeen shutter and window

TDF Clothing store on Sunbridge Road called the fire brigade after they realised that the man was trapped and unable to free himself. Appliances attended from Rawdon, Odsal and Cleckheaton. 



Firefighters were able to release the man using hydraulic cutters and spreaders. Kirkgate remained closed to traffic whilst the operation took place. The man was released without injury but distressed by the situation.




Once released the man who has not been named was allowed to recover from his ordeal.



TDF, Fire crews, Trapped man Shutter , window
Crews making up there equipment at scene

Friday, 11 October 2013

Road Traffic Collision Manchester Road, Bradford


Two cars were involved in the collision on Manchester Road at its junction with Mayo Avenue and Smiddles Lane. One of the cars a Range Rover was left overturned as a result of the crash. 

Accident outside craven heifer, Fire crews release trapped driver VW Golf
Overview of the scene at Manchester Road Bradford
The collison outside The Craven Heifer caused major traffic problems as police closed the full junction allowing Fire crews and Paramedics to deal with the scene.

Two casualties in the VW Golf were released by firefighters and ambulance crews. The casualties were released due to injuries rather than physical  entrapment

Manchester road outside Craven Heifer, RTC persons trapped
Odsal Firefighters in process of releasing casualty

Crews from Odsal and Cleckheaton were alerted at around 8:20pm (11/10/13) and responded with 2 pumping appliances and the Technical Rescue Unit..

2 vehicle rtc manchester Road Bradford
The overturned Range Rover blocking Manchester Road
The full extent of casualties injuries are not known at this time. Manchester road has since been re-opened and traffic is back to normal.