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    SECOND TOWER CRANE RESCUE IN TWO WEEK PERIOD

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    It has been reported that West Sussex Fire Service crews attended the College Grounds, North Street, Midhurst after a tower crane erector was injured approximately 30m from the ground whilst dismantling the crane.

    The incident “was a protracted incident due to the confined space and difficult access” which only allowed a limited number of staff and ambulance paramedics to deal with the injured man.

    His injuries required him to be lowered using a line and a basket stretcher from the jib of the crane involving “specialist skills and equipment and was complex in nature”

    The rescue took approximately 2 hours to complete and the injured man was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

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