APPLE SPRINGS — A worker with a tree-trimming firm hanging from a safety harness was brought down safely on Sept. 19 by the Apple Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
VFD Chief Brett Selman said that on that Tuesday afternoon, rescue workers were paged us out for a man hanging from a bucket truck by a rope near Nogales Prairie on the side of the 357 Spur.
Knowing it would be required, Selman said he contacted the Hudson VFD for their ladder truck.
He said the worker was cutting limbs from a pine tree when the hydraulics system broke. His coworkers then tried to lower him down with a rope, but that got caught up, so he was hanging under the bucket by his harness.
Selman said the worker was suspended there for at least 20 minutes before they arrived; the boom on the ladder truck was extended and the worker was then lowered without injury.