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Technical Rescue at Philadelphia High-Rise Construction Site

Medical emergency on the 41st floor

 

(CBS Philly, YouTube)

 

HighRise Ops Staff

PHILADELPHIA – CBS Philadelphia reports that firefighters rescued a worker onthe 41st floor of a Center City high-rise.

Officials said the 60-year-old man was working on the new building when he had a medical emergency.

“Upon arrival, we found a construction worker who had an accident on the 41st floor. We used our technical rescue personnel who are specially trained to operate on these upper floors especially those under construction to stabilize the worker,” Philadelphia Fire Department Deputy Chief Gerald Boyle said. “We brought him down safely and he is being transported to Jefferson Hospital currently by our EMS.

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