On the 7th of September, a worker had an accident while on a crane, 40 metres above the ground of a construction site along How Sun Drive, near Bartley. Injured and immobile, his only option was to wait for rescue by a team dispatched by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
One of the men sent by the SCDF, who aside from being a specialist in rescue operations, was also a certified emergency medical technician (EMT). He was sent up first to tend to the injured man, which he did while suspended in the air.
The next stage of the operation involved sending a stretcher up to the crane to bring the man down to safety.
According to a report by the Straits Times published on the 9th of September, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is investigating the incident.
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The dramatic rescue was captured by the SCDF and uploaded to their Facebook page.
You can watch it here: