SCDF responders rescue injured worker from 40m-high crane
An SCDF rescuer and an injured worker on a stretcher are lowered to the ground. (Screengrabs: Facebook/SCDF)
08 Sep 2020 10:46AM(Updated: 08 Sep 2020 03:12PM)
SINGAPORE: A worker who injured his leg while on a crane 40m in the air was rescued by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Monday afternoon (Sep 7).A team of firefighters and specialists from SCDF’s disaster assistance and rescue team (DART) was deployed to bring the man down to safety, the authority said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
The incident took place at a construction site along How Sun Drive at about 4.30pm.”A team of four DART specialists climbed a cat ladder up the crane and traversed across its narrow arm to reach the injured man,” said SCDF.They secured themselves in place and set up a lowering system involving ropes and pulleys.”One of the specialists who was cross-trained as an emergency medical technician treated and bandaged the man’s wound, all while being suspended 40m in the air,” said the authority.
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