The most difficult challenge was bringing down the man swiftly and safely as the crane’s electric lift had broken down.
A crane operator who suffered a heart attack while on duty at a height of 65 metres was recently rescued by Dubai Police.
The operator was on a huge gantry crane at Jebel Ali port when the incident took place.
“The operator, who was performing his regular duties, suddenly became severely ill and suffered from a blood clot. The man became stuck on the top of the crane, which was located 65m above the ground, that is equal to the height of 13 residential floors,” Lieutenant Colonel Yahya Hussain Muhammad, Head of the Difficult Missions Section at the General Department of Transport and Rescue at Dubai Police, said.
He pointed out that the most difficult challenge was bringing down the man swiftly and safely as the crane’s electric lift had broken down.
“Our teams of technicians had to repair the lift and operate it manually before we brought the man down to the first floor, where he was then placed on a stretcher and carried down to the ambulance, and then to the hospital, where he received specialised medical treatment.”
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