Friday, October 8, 2010

August 16th, 2010

Inner Mongolia, A tower crane being climbed down for dismantle failed in the mast. Four workers were present on the crane during the climb and three were thrown from the crane receiving injures such as broken backs. The fourth was trapped in the mast, pinched on his leg by the collapsed structure.

The rescuers can be seen in the picture. It really shows the standards of safety required. We have rescuers wearing no fall protection up 20 meters and fully exposed. no High-vis, No work boots... PPE is non existent here.

The man that was trapped was released after 40 minutes and taken to the hospital. Link to story with more pictures.

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