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Worker rescued from tower at chemical company in New Castle

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Worker rescued from tower at chemical company in New Castle
Wilmington Fire Department photo via Facebook.
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Wilmington Fire Department personnel, joined by members of other fire companies, rescued an injured man stranded on a platform at a  tower at a New Castle chemical company.

At 09:33 a.m. Wilmington firefighters were dispatched to assist the Holloway Terrace Fire Company on an injured worker at Croda, 315 Cherry Lane. as part of a high angle rescue. Reports  indicated an adult male worker injured on a platform 80 feet off the ground. Additional concerns for rescuers was the threat from incoming storm cells.

Initial reports indicated an adult male worker injured on a platform 80 feet off the ground. Additional concerns for rescuers was the threat from incoming storm cells.

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Reports indicated an adult male worker injured on a platform 80 feet off the ground. Crews were also concerned about the threat from incoming storm cells.

Holloway Terrace and Wilmington personnel formed a high angle rescue team. 

Three members climbed the 80 feet with all the necessary equipment to stabilize the patient. 

Upon arrival,  the crew worked to prepare the male worker for a lowering operation using an on-site crane. In coordination with crews on the ground, the patient was lowered and turned over to awaiting EMS personnel.  The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. 

The patient was transported to  Christiana Hospital.  Other units from the site were from Minquadale, Goodwill, Christiana, Port Penn and also included the New Castle County HACSR Team

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