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Crane operator stuck 40m high rescued after 90 minutes

Published on Jun 3, 2014 3:04 PM
 
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) rescued a 39-year-old man who was stuck on a crane at a construction site in Whampoa East on Tuesday morning. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE 

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) rescued a 39-year-old man who was stuck on a crane at a construction site in Whampoa East on Tuesday morning.

The man, believed to have been operating the crane, felt too weak to continue with his work or descend from the crane.

A call was made to the SCDF at 10:21 am. When the rescuers arrived, they secured him with a harness and lowered him to the ground with safety lines. He was not found to be injured.

The rescue effort, which lasted for about an hour and a half, ended with the man being brought to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

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