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Construction workers safely rescued outside Penrose St. Francis Hospital

Workers trapped for hours outside Penrose St Francis

Two construction workers were safely lowered to the ground just after 10pm on Monday evening outside Penrose St. Francis Hospital.

There were trapped for several hours approximately 130 feet above the ground in a "cherry picker" they were using to install a new banner near the top of the building.

CSFD received the call for help around 8:30 and sent several heavy rescue crews to figure out how to safely bring them down.

Once the workers were secured to safety lines lowered from the roof, they were transfered to a second cherry picker found at the construction site and lowered carefully to the ground.

When firefighters first arrived, the workers requested jackets and blankets to battle the rapidly dropping extensions.

Other than exposure to the cold and rain, the workers appeared to be uninjured.

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