A woman in her thirties was injured in Plymouth when a 30ft nightclub sign was blown from its site in windy weather and struck her on the head.
The Daily Mail reports that the sign from the 1980s-themed Reflex nightclub became loose in poor weather at around 11am on Saturday (30/05/10). The unnamed woman sustained a head injury and was lying in a pool of blood on the pavement when an RAF medic having breakfast with his family nearby rushed to the scene to help.
Dean Thomas, 27, said:
'She was conscious by the time we got there. I think she had been knocked out and came straight back round. She was upset and lying in a pool of her own blood.
'The gash by her eye was pretty bad – if it had been one centimetre lower, it would have had her eye out. She's very lucky.
'It was a very big sign, with nails hanging off the end of it, so it could have been a lot worse.’
Mr Thomas dressed her head wound using a first aid box from the pub. Paramedics attended the woman – believed to be from Plympton – before she was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. She was released the same day but sustained bruising to her shoulder, back and knee, as well as the cut above her right eyebrow.
Police requested fire fighters to make the front of the club secure and the Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation.
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