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Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Height Rescue incident involving two men trapped in gondola

At 1329 hrs, SCDF received a call informing that two men were trapped in a gondola that was stuck at a height of about 8 storeys. The two men were trapped while carrying out maintenance work for the stadium floodlight. SCDF resources were dispatched and arrived at site within 10 minutes.

 

Upon arrival, SCDF crew immediately deployed two safety life air packs below the gondola as a safety precautionary measure. Concurrently, SCDF crew also deployed an aerial appliance* to rescue the men.


 
Upon deploying the aerial appliance, SCDF crew first secured the two men with safety lines and harness before bringing them to safety into the rescue platform of the aerial appliance.  The aerial appliance encountered technical difficulty while it was being lowered to the ground.  The two men were secured with safety harness and carabiner and were escorted by SCDF out of the platform and onto the ladder. They were brought down to the ground safely.  SCDF Paramedic at site assessed them as stable and they were conveyed to the Alexandra Hospital for further assessment at approximately 1530 hrs.   

 

*The aerial appliance is equipped with both a rescue platform and an extendable ladder as part of its design features. The platform is used as the main means of rescue. The ladder is incorporated as part of the feature to function as an alternative means of rescue.

 

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The two men secured with harness and safety lines being brought to safety onto the rescue platform of the aerial appliance

 
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The two men secured with harness and carabiner escorted by SCDF to safety

 
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The two men secured with harness and carabiner escorted by SCDF to safety

 

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Last updated on 27th Feb 2014