Cleveland: Two hospitalized after scaffold collapse

4:51 PM, Jan 24, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND --   Two workers have been taken to the hospital after being rescued following a scaffolding collapse.

The Cleveland Fire Department says the scaffold the men were working on collapsed at a building in the 700 block of Jefferson.

One of the men fell with the scaffolding as it broke. The other was left suspended in mid-air, three stories high. The worker had a rope wrapped around his chest which kept him from falling.

While fire crews were prepared to conduct a rope rescue to save the man, the crew of a fire engine was able to reach the worker first by extending the truck's ladder.

Firemen were able to free the man from the rope and bring him safely to the ground.

There is no immediate work on the condition of the two workers.


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