Firefighters were called to rescue a man from the roof of a north-east seafood factory today after he fell and twisted his ankle while working.
Fire crews from Peterhead were called to assist the man down from the top of the Thistle Seafoods building in Boddam at 1.12pm.
A spokeswoman for the company said: “One of our engineers was walking on top of the cold store roof when they tripped and fell, twisting their ankle.
“The emergency services were called because of the high location of where they fell, but they are doing fine now.”
After the engineer took a tumble on the high roof, he couldn’t climb down the ladder he had used without assistance – meaning the fire brigade had to assist.
Two ambulances also attended the scene.
A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive, which investigates accidents in the workplace, said that employers have seven working days to report such incidents.