sábado, 26 de enero de 2008

SALT LAKE CYTY-USA: SALVAMENTO DE TRABAJADOR EN ACCIDENTE DE ALTURA EN UNIV. DE UTAH


Accidente en edificio de Facultad de Geología y Geofísica.

By Pat ReavyThe Deseret Morning NewsSALT LAKE CITY, Utah. — There was a dramatic rescue at the University of Utah Thursday morning when a construction worker became trapped 83 feet in the air after slipping and falling. Just before 8 a.m., a 46-year-old construction worker, who was helping to build the new Geology and Geophysics Building on campus near 100 South and 1450 East, was climbing a ladder to get into his crane when he either slipped on the ice or missed a step, said Salt Lake Deputy Fire Chief Dan Andrus. The man fell about 6 feet before his safety harness stopped him from falling to the ground. "The harness saved his life," Andrus said. The man hit his head against the metal scaffolding after the harness broke his fall. Co-workers were able to pull the man back up to the platform, about 83 feet above the ground. But because he was complaining of back pain, rescuers had to figure out a way to lower him back to the ground while keeping his back stable, Andrus said. The first plan was to use a ladder truck, which crews quickly determined wasn't going to work. The department's High Angle Rescue Team then set up a pulley system with ropes, and after securing the man to a half-backboard, he was lowered by ropes to the ground. The rescue took about an hour. "Technically this was a very difficult rescue," Andrus said. There was also a concern about fatigue among rescuers, many of whom helped fight the four-alarm fire in downtown Salt Lake Wednesday night at the old Club DV8. But Andrus said the crew was fine and did their jobs without error.
Copyright 2008 The Deseret News Publishing Co
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