Costa Rica News – Fireman rescued a crane operator after he suffered an accident at 42 meters high.
The 30 year old left the cabin, slipped and was left hanging from his harness.
He managed to return to the command center and ask for help via radio from the cockpit to his coworkers on the ground, who then called 911.
Fireman received the alert at 2 pm and 13 minutes later arrived on the site. They requested the M36 platform from the Luján neighborhood, which has a range of almost 50 meters in height.
Due to the fragility of the spine, it took over an hour to transfer the patient from the crane to the platform. They descended with the patient to transfer him to a medical center.
He was on the ground at 3:43 pm, in stable condition, and was transferred to the trauma hospital in La Uruca by a fire ambulance.
The accident happened in Guayabos de Curridabat, in a project under construction, 100 meters west of Condominios Monterán.