Crane Operator Rescues Injured Construction Worker

The unidentified worker was hurt and unable to make his way down seven flights of wooden, temporary stairs at the construction site.

📅   Wed October 12, 2016 - Southeast Edition


DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Capt. Eric Jackson says authorities secured the worker to a stokes basket and then attached the basket to the hook of a crane.
DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Capt. Eric Jackson says authorities secured the worker to a stokes basket and then attached the basket to the hook of a crane.

ATLANTA (AP) - First responders used the help of a crane operator to rescue an injured construction worker from the seventh floor of an Atlanta building.

WXIA-TV (http://on.11alive.com/2dXXhDj ) reports that the unidentified worker was hurt and unable to make his way down seven flights of wooden, temporary stairs at the construction site near Perimeter Mall.

DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Capt. Eric Jackson says authorities secured the worker to a stokes basket and then attached the basket to the hook of a crane.

Firefighters guided the crane operators to safely transport him to the ground.

The worker sustained serious injuries, but was in stable condition. It was not immediately clear how he got hurt.