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Crane operator collapses in cab 100 ft above ground

26 Oct 11 A tower crane operator who collapsed in his cab, 100ft off the ground, has been rescued by firefighters.

About 20 firefighters were called to the scene in Hertford Road, Dalston, in east London this morning.

They used the crane's ladders to reach the crane operator, and give him first aid, before using ropes and specialist access equipment to lower him to the ground.

The London Ambulance Service said it treated a 49-year-old man who was unwell.

The man was later taken to hospital.

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