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WORKER STANDED ON TOP OF 40-METRE TALL TOWER CRANE @ TUAS, RESCUED BY SCDF

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) conducted a height rescue operation yesterday (3 September) at a construction site located at 71A Tuas Nexus Drive, after a worker who was not feeling well, was stranded on top of a 40-metre tall tower crane and unable to get down on his own.

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The incident began when a construction worker found himself in a perilous situation. Perched atop a towering crane that loomed approximately 40 meters above the ground, he suddenly felt unwell and realized he was unable to descend safely on his own..

Responding swiftly to the distress call, a team of four highly trained specialists from the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) was activated. The DART team is an elite rescue force renowned for their expertise in handling challenging rescue operations.

They made their way up the crane using a cat ladder, heading towards the crane cabin where the distressed worker was located.

Upon reaching the crane cabin, the DART specialists set up the necessary height rescue equipment, ensuring that all safety measures were in place before proceeding with the rescue.

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With the equipment in position and the scene meticulously secured, the DART specialists turned their attention to the ailing worker.

They carefully secured him onto a stretcher, ensuring his safety during the descent. What made this rescue even more dramatic was that one of the DART specialists attached himself to the stretcher, guaranteeing an added layer of security as they began their descent.

Lowering the worker gently and steadily, the DART specialists navigated their way down the towering crane.

Upon reaching the ground, the worker was immediately assessed by a skilled SCDF paramedic who ensured he received the necessary medical attention.

Following the assessment, the worker was promptly conveyed to the National University Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

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SCDF’s statement

[Height Rescue Operation @ 71A Tuas Nexus Drive]

Earlier today at about 2:25pm, SCDF firefighters and specialists from the elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) were activated for a height rescue operation at a construction site at the abovementioned location.

A man who was working on top of an approximately 40-metre high tower crane was feeling unwell and was unable to climb down safely on his own.

A team of four DART specialists climbed up the crane via a cat ladder to reach the man who was sitting inside the crane cabin. The DART specialists then set up the height rescue equipment.

The DART specialists secured the man onto a stretcher and lowered him down together with a DART specialist who attached himself to the stretcher to ensure the safety of the man while descending to the ground.

The man was assessed by an SCDF paramedic and conveyed to National University Hospital.

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