Spokane fire department rescues dangling cell tower worker

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane firefighters have rescued a cell tower worker who slipped from a platform and dangled more than 100 feet in the air.

The worker was rescued Sunday afternoon as he was dangling by a part of his safety harness. A second worker held on to the harness while waiting for rescuers to arrive on north side of the Eagles Ice-A-Rena on North Addison Street.

The Spokesman-Review says no injuries were reported in the mishap, which occurred while the two workers were atop the tower.

The names of the workers were not immediately released.

Battalion Chief Joel Fielder said the dangling worker was only part way in his safety gear.
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