According to Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services Public Information Officer Capt. Tommy Rutledge, the worker apparently lost his grip on a climbing peg while approximately 125 feet up the tower. He fell 15-20 feet before his cable grab system halted his fall.
A ladder truck crew was able to extend a bucket high enough to make contact with the injured worker, but was unable to retrieve him from the tower.
"TRT crew members scaled the tower (approx. 100 feet) to gain access to the man and perform an initial patient assessment," Rutledge explained. "TRT safely lowered the victim to the ground with a harness system."
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