Canary Wharf
Left to right: The Reuters Building, 1 Canada Square, Citigroup Centre, Canary Wharf tube station and 10 Upper Bank StreetDAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

A man was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries on Friday (13 November) after "falling from a height" at the 32-storey 10 Upper Bank Street building in Canary Wharf. Met Police officers had to clear Montgomery Square in the financial district so the London air ambulance could land.

However, the helicopter was delayed by high winds and then stood down. A Canary Wharf security guard told IBTimes UK that they were called to the area at about 10am after reports someone from tower block in Upper Bank Street "had fallen". It was initially thought the patient was from law firm Clifford Chance, but they has since denied that was the case.

The man was eventually rushed to hospital by land ambulance. A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 9.39am to Upper Bank Street to reports of person having fallen from a height. We sent multiple resources including a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew and London's Air Ambulance to the scene. We treated a man at the scene for multiple injuries and took him as a priority to a hospital in Central London."

Most of the tower, which stands at 151m and was opened in 2003, is occupied by Clifford Chance and was designed by designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox.