Pa. FFs Rescue Man from Crane

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. -- Emergency workers rescued a man who passed out while operating a crane at a West Homestead manufacturing company. West Homestead police said the man suffered a diabetic emergency while working in the...


WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. --

Emergency workers rescued a man who passed out while operating a crane at a West Homestead manufacturing company.

West Homestead police said the man suffered a diabetic emergency while working in the crane that was 40 feet in the air inside the WHEMCO manufacturing plant around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Police said firefighters from the West Homestead Volunteer Fire Department were called to bring the man to the ground.

Firefighters used a mehanical basket to perform the rescue, police said.

The man was conscious and alert and was transported to a local hospital.

It was unclear how long the man was in the crane.

The victim's name was not avaliable.

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