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Injured Southampton docks crane driver rescued from cab 150ft up by firecrews

On Thursday, a crane driver became trapped in his cab at Southampton docks, causing the docks to be closed.

Injured Southampton Docks Crane Driver Rescued From Cab 150ft Up By Firecrews

Paramedics are treating the man 45m (148ft) above the ground inside his dockside crane

Injured Southampton Docks Crane Driver Rescued From Cab 150ft Up By Firecrews

Hart South Central ambulance teams are collaborating with fire crews.

Injured Southampton Docks Crane Driver Rescued From Cab 150ft Up By Firecrews

Ambulance crews and firefighters worked to free the man at Western Docks, and they plan to lower him to safety on a rope.

Injured Southampton Docks Crane Driver Rescued From Cab 150ft Up By Firecrews

The Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue Team have also been dispatched to the scene.

Injured Southampton Docks Crane Driver Rescued From Cab 150ft Up By Firecrews

St Mary’s and Redbridge appliances, including an aerial ladder platform, were also involved.

Injured Southampton Docks Crane Driver Rescued From Cab 150ft Up By Firecrews

Crews are attempting to install a lowering mechanism on a platform at the top of the crane, while paramedics assist in treating the crane driver in the cab.

Injured Southampton Docks Crane Driver Rescued From Cab 150ft Up By Firecrews

 

Hampshire Fire and Resue have been approached for comment

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