Construction worker rescued from crane at Children’s Hospital

Updated: Apr. 5, 2019 at 2:39 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Fire Department rescued a construction worker stuck on a crane at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital after he suffered a partial arm amputation.

The worker himself called 911 around 1 p.m., according to District Chief Lou Arnold.

Arnold said there are three cranes on the site so they had to figure out which one the injured worker was in.

In addition, crews could not bring the worker down the internal stairwell of the crane so they used the crane’s supplementary lift cable to lower him to the ground in a rescue stretcher.

It took about an hour to lower him from the 300-foot tall crane.

Arnold said some sort of cable sliced the worker underneath his arm creating a partial amputation and he lost a significant amount of blood.

The worker was taken to UC hospital. He is said to be stable.

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