- POSTED: 03 Jun 2014 18:17
- UPDATED: 03 Jun 2014 19:19
A 39-year-old crane operator who felt unwell while operating a tower crane was rescued by SCDF's Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team officers.
SINGAPORE: A high-level drama took place at a construction site in Whampoa East on Tuesday morning (June 3).
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said officers had to rescue a man who felt unwell while operating a tower crane. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that the 39-year-old was stranded at a height of 40 metres.
The SCDF's Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) officers climbed up the tower ladder and secured him with safety lines and a harness, before lowering him to safety. Paramedics then gave him medical assistance, and sent him to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Channel NewsAsia understands the man is a crane operator. He was neither injured nor trapped, but was too weak to descend on his own, according to SCDF.
The whole rescue operation lasted about 80 minutes.