An injured man was recovered by tower crane yesterday reportedly following the overturn of a work platform.
The incident occurred at the Frankley Waterworks near Birmingham in the UK, as two men were about to start pouring concrete for a new water tank. Unconfirmed reports then claim that the aerial lift they were using overturned. A man in his 40s, was treated for a minor head injury while the other, in his 50s, suffered leg and back pain.
His location caused the ambulance crew to struggle for options to remove him while strapped to a special stretcher. Eventually they decided to employ the site’s tower crane which lifted the stretcher and a member of the Hazardous Area Response Team from the accident location out to the waiting ambulance. Both men were then taken to a local Hospital.
While we have received numerous photos of the crane and the stretcher the details of what overturned remains completely unconfirmed.