Los Angeles

Iron Worker Air Lifted From Towering Crane

An iron worker was dramatically hoisted to safety Thursday afternoon from the top of a 270-foot crane in downtown Los Angeles when he needed medical attention.

According to John Wimsatt, president of construction firm JT Wimsatt, which is constructing the building at 825 Hill St., the 50-year-old man is an iron worker with another company that is currently putting together the crane.

Wimsatt said the man reportedly hit his head when he got out of bed this morning, felt dizzy, but went to work. At some point in the afternoon, he say down and couldn’t work any longer.

Co-workers called 911 and paramedics determined the best way to get him down was by helicopter.

He was taken to the hospital in fair condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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