These three men are safe after a problem while working on the Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center expansion.
Reports indicated the men were dangling about 100 feet off the ground.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
rescue of three construction workers unfolded at a Baton Rouge hospital Wednesday morning that left even those on the ground quite nervous.
at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center. An expansion project is currently
underway at the hospital.
described seeing the men dangling on their life ropes after one side of their
scaffolding snapped. Crews raised one of the workers up to the roof, while the
other two jumped inside windows and made their way down through the building.
on the fifth floor, about to get into my truck and I heard this huge
crash," said Jeff Morris. "And, I thought, 'My goodness, what are
they throwing out of the window over there on the construction site?' So, I
went over to the edge and there was the scaffold waving in the wind and there
was two guys that were hanging by safety ropes, just hanging there on the side
of the building and there was another guy who was still holding on to the
were reported. The workers were reportedly smiling and waving to people after
the incident. According to Morris, that was not the case while the men were
still stuck swinging in the air. Despite the seriousness of the situation, he
was able to joke about it a little in describing them.
didn't look like window washers. They didn't look happy being there. So, I'm
sure it was more alarming to them than it was to me hearing the crash," he
spokesperson said she was still working to gather information, but initial
reports indicated a piece of scaffolding the men were working on fell. The men
had on safety ropes and were pulled to safety, she said.
reports to East Baton Rouge EMS stated the men were dangling about 100 feet in
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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