A team of firefighters in northern Colorado engineered a “technical rescue” after a construction worker survived a 30-foot fall earlier this week.
According to a report from the Denver Post, the worker fell around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at a building jobsite in Greeley.
When firefighters responded to the scene they found the man in a difficult to access portion of the unfinished building.
Undeterred, the fire crew rigged up a crane of their own using ropes, a pulley and their truck’s ladder to extract the injured worker.
The rescue took more than an hour to complete. The worker’s identity and condition were not released.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, falls are the number one cause of death in construction industry accidents. You can find fall prevention safety tips to discuss with your crews under the “Falls” section of our Safety Watch hub.