The fall happened at a property near to Bromstead Common, Newport yesterday morning.
An ambulance, two community first responders (CFRs) and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, with an emergency doctor on board, attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “CFRs arrived first on scene to find a man lying unconscious on the floor after reportedly falling approximately 30 feet from scaffolding surrounding a property.
“The man had been found by work colleagues who had immediately dialled 999.
“The 65-year-old man sustained a serious head injury and suspected abdominal injuries in the fall and was given vital first aid by the CFRs until ambulance staff arrived.
“Given the seriousness of the man’s injuries, the doctor anaesthetised him on scene to stabilise his condition.
“The man was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and given further emergency treatment before being airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire.
“Medics were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a serious condition.”