Firefighters from Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a worker accident yesterday, where two workers were reportedly stuck in the basket of a 50 foot high hydraulic boom.
Apparently, the workers were conducting repairs on a nearby radio tower, but the equipment faltered during the repair. The worker accident, which involved two workers, required additional assistance from an heavy equipment operator as the the Los Angeles Fire Department could not handle the problem alone. However, the firefighters and assisting companies were successful in rescuing the trapped workers from the accident.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department approximately 55 firefighters were required to rescue the two individuals from the worker accident, which was only solved after 1 hour and 32 minutes without injuries. The Los Angeles Fire Department attributes the lack of injuries to a proper use of safety equipment during the rescue at the worker accident.
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