Firefighters rescued an injured worker from a tower crane

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
211123 worker rescued tower crane singapore 2

A worker who injured his leg while working 70m above the ground in a tower crane was rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers on Friday evening (Nov 12).

Specialists from SCDF’s elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Dart) and firefighters from the Central Fire Station were alerted at about 8.45 pm and deployed to a construction site in Beach Road.

As the injured worker could not climb down from the tower crane to safety, two firefighters, including one who was trained as an emergency medical technician, climbed up a cat ladder to reach him.

They found the worker lying on a platform, SCDF said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

Suspecting that the worker had broken his leg, the firefighters bandaged and immobilised the leg as they waited for the Dart officers to start the rescue operation.

211123 worker rescued tower crane singapore 3

Two Dart officers climbed up the crane to set up a lowering system comprising ropes and pulleys, while a separate Dart team prepared to receive the worker on the ground.

One of the two Dart officers had also attached himself to a stretcher that was used to lower the injured worker, who was later assessed by an SCDF ambulance crew and taken to Singapore General Hospital.

SCDF said the stretcher was lowered using a powered ascender – a specialised, portable and battery-operated device – to accelerate the rescue operation.

READ MORE:  Two new Raimondi MRT234 flat-top tower cranes at work in Wiesbaden, Germany

Share This Story

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Leave a comment

Related Posts

211127 palfinger tsk kran acquisition

Palfinger acquires TSK Kran

Palfinger has acquired its German sales and service partner TSK Kran und Wechselsysteme, which operates from Duisburg, in the Rhine Ruhr region. The deal also

211126 groves group shot

Groves gets 14 new Grove RTs

Texas-based Groves Equipment Rental has ordered 14 new Grove Rough Terrain cranes from local distributor MGX Equipment Services, which has been working with Groves since