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Man suffers injuries after falling from horse | Black Diamond Fire Department Report
Mountain View Fire and Rescue July 17-23
Total Calls for the week:
Hazardous conditions: 1
Service Call: 5
Good Intent: 1
False Call: 4
Severe Weather: 0
Total Calls: 35
Incident Of The Week:
- FALL: Firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call for a man that fell off of a horse. The initial information that we received was the man fell off of a horse about 30 minutes prior to calling 9-1-1 and was acting confused, had blurry vision, and was dizzy when he stood up. When the firefighters arrived they found the man sitting in a chair when they arrived on scene. The man was dizzy and had back pain. The responders put the patient on a backboard and he was transported to the hospital. The man fell off of a horse onto grass. He was not wearing a helmet. He then moved inside and sat on a chair.
A fall from a horse can cause significant injury depending on a list of variables. It is always a good idea to wear a helmet anytime you ride a horse. Injuries from a fall, included from a horse, can cause head, neck, and spine injuries.
Anytime someone has a fall from a height it is best to leave them on the ground, unless they are in some sort of danger, and call 9-1-1 to have them checked out.
Anytime someone with a head, neck, or back injury moves they can put themselves at risk for further injury.