A tower worker on the job in Atmore, AL experienced the scare of a lifetime when a snapped cable launched him high in the air and left him dangling. The Bennett Communications worker was part of the crew servicing a cell tower when the incident occurred, reports the Atmore News.
Responding to the 911 call, Police Chief Chuck Brooks said, “He was
actually on the ground, and the wire shot up and wrapped around his leg.
He was pulled about 40 feet in the air, and the other workers got him
down. Lucky for him, he was pulled up at an angle and didn’t hit the
tower on the way up.” Witnesses say a worker higher up attempted to help
by cutting an interfering cable, and nearly imperiled another tower
worker trying to climb up.
An observer at the scene called for emergency services saying, "I called
911. I stayed on the line for a while before they finally asked me what
state and city I was calling from. They kept asking questions, so I
finally texted them a picture to show what was happening. It was a scary
situation.” The caller further described the suspended worker as
“hanging upside-down, screaming his head off.” Continue Reading