In Reading, southern England, more than 50 firefighters extinguished a fire in an apartment building. The crane operator also had to intervene to help firefighters evacuate one of the people trapped on the roof of the building.
The presence of mind and precision of a crane operator saved the life of a man on Thursday who was trapped on the roof of a burning multi-story building in Reading in southern Reading. England.
The crane operator lifted the metal cage and the man inside entered. Thanks to this, he was safely brought back to earth.
The difficulty of this operation is best illustrated by recorded video recordings, which show clouds of smoke, a man standing on the edge of the roof and the struggles of the crane operator to place the cage near him despite the wind. It was also not easy for the man who was on the roof to enter it. Hence the applause from the crowd watching the rescue operation after it was completed.
A crane operator rescued a man trapped on the roof of a burning building
– I looked out the left window and saw a guy standing on the corner of the building. I just saw him and someone said, “Can you put a cage on?” – said 65-year-old crane operator Glen Edwards.
– I put the cage on and lifted it to him as best I could. I tried to place the cage between him and the flames, but the swirling wind hindered me. But I lowered the cage and managed to pull him in, added the operator.
The man and another person trapped in the cage were taken to hospital due to the amount of smoke that entered their lungs. Their health is not in danger. More than 50 firefighters participated in extinguishing the fire.
Main photo source: ENEX