Crews rescue construction worker from Chapel Hill high-rise

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A Chapel Hill construction worker is recovering after he was rescused from a Chapel Hill high-rise on Wednesday, WTVD reports.

The man working at the at the apartment complex construction site fell off a ladder high above the street and needed to be rescued.

Firefighters had to use a cherry picker to carefully lower the injured worker to an ambulance waiting below.

To rescue the man, a fire truck’s ladder was extended the height of the high-rise. Then, EMS had to secure the man on the stretcher, place him on the edge of the bucket and lower him to the ground.

The construction worker was taken to UNC Hospital for treatment.

This was the second time this month emergency crews were called to the location. A gas leak in early September caused road closures and forced surrounding businesses to close.

Read more: WTVD