OUT-of-the-box thinking helped Keighley firefighters rescue an injured builder trapped on scaffolding.

The crew used a JCB forklift at the building site to raise themselves to the first-floor where the man lay with a dislocated knee.

During the incident this afternoon they put the 22-year-old onto a stretcher and brought him back down on the forklift's pallet.

Paramedics, who had called the Fire Service to the scene of incident on Halifax Road, Keighley, then took the man to hospital.

The Keighley crew carried out the rescue while crews from Bingley, Bradford, Rawdon and Cleckheaton fire stations were still travelling to the scene with specialist equipment for working at heights.

Keighley watch commander Ahsan Ali said: "Because of the rough ground around the property we couldn't get our fire engine close enough. The equipment on the building site was more suitable for the rescue – it worked a treat."

A small number of houses are being built on the site at Ingrow, on Halifax Road next to Willow Grove.