Worker rescued from top of McDonald’s sign in Middletown

Worker rescued from top of McDonald’s sign in Middletown
A man was rescued from the top of a McDonald's sign in Middletown. (Source: Middletown Fire Department)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (FOX19) - A worker spent the better part of two hours Wednesday afternoon stuck on top of a McDonald’s sign in Middletown.

Middletown police received a 911 call at 1:28 p.m. from the worker’s boss describing the situation at 3570 Commerce Drive.

The worker was not on the McDonald’s sign itself but on the platform of a man-lift that was stuck, according to the boss, in ‘tilt mode’ between 100 and 135 feet in the air.

The problem, the boss explained, was not getting the lift ‘unstuck.’ Rather, OHSA rules required the worker to get out of the flatbed beforehand.

The worker, he noted, was fine.

The man spent almost two hours around 100 feet in the air.
The man spent almost two hours around 100 feet in the air. (Source: Butler County Scanner)

The rescue featured the fire departments of Middletown, Franklin and Monroe as well as the Butler County Emergency Management Agency and the Butler County Tech Rescue Team.

Monroe Fire had to supply the rescue truck because Middletown’s only truck with a sufficiently tall bucket is out of service and awaiting parts, Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli told FOX19 NOW.

At 3:15, the worker was fitted into a rescue harness and safely brought to the ground.

According to Lolli, though the temperatures were below freezing, neither the worker nor his rescuers suffered any weather-related injuries.

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