A MAN airlifted to hospital after being impaled by a piece of timber in a workplace accident remains in hospital with serious injuries.

The 53-year-old worker was flown to Wythenshawe Hospital on Friday by the North West Air Ambulance from the yard at Clive Christian Furniture in Farnworth.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who have launched an investigation into the incident, said the man was in a stable condition.

The spokesman said: “I can confirm the worker is still in hospital and his condition is not lifethreatening.”

Medics attempted to remove the piece of wood, which was stuck in the man’s torso.

It is not known how big the piece of wood was, or how deep it had penetrated, but an air ambulance spokesman said he suffered multiple injuries.

Police were at the scene but handed the incident over to the HSE on Saturday morning.

Inspectors from the HSE have visited the site to interview witnesses as part of their investigation, which is continuing.