A woman in her 80s suffered serious injuries after falling down a care home lift shaft.
Sutton Coldfield Fire Station said the woman had fallen from the second floor of the lift shaft onto the top of the lift on the ground floor at an unnamed nursing home in Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield early on Monday morning.
The woman is believed to have entered the lift shaft after a malfunction caused its doors to open.
A spokesperson from West Midlands Fire Service said: “This call was at 5.34am on Monday morning (August 17). The report was a woman had fallen into a lift shaft. We sent two crews, one from Erdington and one from Sutton Coldfield, with a total of 10 firefighters. The first crew was there in just over four minutes.
“A lady in her 80s appears to have fallen from the second floor on to the top of the lift at ground floor level. The ambulance service attended. We left the incident with the home and a lift engineer who was on scene.”
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: “We were called by the fire service at 5.28am to Birmingham Road in Sutton Coldfield. An ambulance, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and HART paramedics attended and arrived to find a woman who had suffered serious injuries after reportedly falling through a lift shaft. Ambulance staff administered trauma care to the woman before she was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.”