Worker Stuck In Boom High In The Trees Climbs Safely Down Ladder To Shorter Bucket

Saturday, November 16, 2019
- photo by CFD

Firefighters and EPB crews helped a worker stuck in an extended boom truck high up in the trees on Friday night.

 

Quint 13, Engine 15 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to 1001 Woodmore Terrace at 6 p.m. 

 

They found a tree service boom truck extended with the business owner in the bucket.

He had two helpers with him trying to find a way to get him down. 

 

Firefighters tried to access any type of emergency valve release and engaged the hydraulics for the boom hoping to see if maybe a switch or lever had been flipped off. 

 

As they explored solutions, they also requested a boom truck to respond to the location and EPB arrived on the scene.

 

EPB personnel pulled up to the truck and extended their boom to see if it was possible to reach the worker, but it was a few feet short. To make up the difference in length, they used a ladder.

 

They stabilized the ladder and a rope was attached to the worker for fall protection. 

 

He successfully made it to EPB’s bucket and was lowered to the ground. The worker was not injured. 

 

Photos are by. Chadd Nichols and Battalion Chief Nathan Middlebrooks of the Chattanooga Fire Department.

- photo by CFD

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