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Aerial platform drama in Grimsby

3 Aug 11 Two roofing contractors were left stranded on the roof of a building in Grimsby town centre yesterday afternoon when their boom lift locked out.

The Genie Z-80/60, on hire from Peter Hird & Sons, reportedly touched the side of the building, triggering the immobiliser. This model has a 26.38m working height and was working at close to full reach.

Hird technicians came to the rescue but were unable to over-ride the system.

After 90 minutes it was left to the fire brigade to bring their own equipment in to lift the men safely down.

A Grimsby Telegraph video of the rescue can be seen by clicking here.

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