‘We work together.’ White Plains Public Safety Team reflects on crane rescue

Police and fire officials say they practice for scenarios like this together.

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2023, 5:54 PM

Updated 290 days ago

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Members of the White Plains Public Safety Team spoke to News 12 about rescuing a construction worker who broke his leg while on a crane.
Authorities say the worker broke his leg while at the top of a tower crane on Hamilton Avenue at around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The worker's crew members made him a makeshift splint out of duct tape and a half inch threaded rod, according to first responders.
Firefighters lowered the crew member to the top deck of the construction site and used their tower ladder bucket to lower him 150 feet down.
Police and fire officials say they practice for scenarios like this together.
“We work together, and it's really paid off,” said Captain Daniel McMahon of the White Plains Police Department.
"This is a low frequency, high risk event and those are the instances you have to be on your game,” said Lt. Kristopher Eifler of the White Plains Fire Department.


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