Rail worker suffers spinal injury at West Hampstead station

A worker at West Hampstead Thameslink has been rushed to hospital after suffering a spinal injury this morning.

Ambulance crews were called to West End Lane just after 8am to treat a 46-year-old man for leg and spinal injuries.

A fast-response car arrived on the scene within minutes and the man, who is working on the Network Rail site of the soon-to-be finished Thamselink station, had a neck brace and spinal board fitted.

It is not yet clear how he sustained the injuries, but some reports suggest a vehicle was involved in the incident.

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington for further treatment.

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