(Boston Fire Department/Twitter)
BOSTON (WCVB) - A firefighter who was standing on a telescoping ladder when it collapsed onto a three-story building in Boston suffered no serious injuries.
Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said the firefighter was suspended about two feet above the building Wednesday night when the ladder buckled. He was able to safely climb out of the ladder's bucket onto the roof.
Finn said it's too early to know the cause of what he described as a "catastrophic failure" of the ladder truck.
This is a 3-story ordinary construction occupied building. Heavy smoke condition on Fl. 3 . 2nd Alarm ordered. All residents safely evacuated. pic.twitter.com/7Dp3hS52pw— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 12, 2018
The malfunction of Tower Ladder 10 being investigated. BFD Motor Squad on scene. pic.twitter.com/i05RCEwE17— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 12, 2018
A crane was brought in to secure the ladder and begin the delicate task of lowering it safely to the ground. pic.twitter.com/X9p7EascdS— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 12, 2018
Mission accomplished. Ladder has been brought safely to the ground. Excellent job by AlleyCat Crane. pic.twitter.com/vE6g1oesz2— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 12, 2018