IN PICTURES: Trapped worker rescued from top of tower crane in Spain

AERIAL RESCUE: The trapped worker is rescued from the tower crane in Spain. Photo credit: Twitter / @bomberos_na

FIREFIGHTERS with a head for heights swung into action on a turntable ladder after a worker at the top of a tower crane became trapped.

The scary incident happened high in the sky at a construction site for a new housing block in Pamplona.

It is believed that the worker was trapped by his foot by a moving platform at the top of tower crane.


Firefighters and police rushed to the scene of the accident yesterday (Wednesday) evening and scaled the crane to free the 38-year-old worker before lowering him safely to the ground.

He was taken by ambulance to the Hospital de Navarra suffering from trauma and heatstroke.

Police are now investigating the work-related accident.


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