Ontario Crane Rescue During Fire

Worker rescued from crane above Kingston apartment fire
Published Tuesday, December 17, 2013
KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian military helicopter has rescued a man who was trapped on a construction crane by a massive fire.The crane operator was stranded atop the crane Tuesday when a fire broke out in an apartment building under construction in Kingston, Ontario.A Griffon helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Trenton plucked the worker from the crane and took him to a waiting ambulance, and police say he was believed to have only minor injuries.Kingston police said Tuesday a home near the burning building has caught fire and there is concern for a nearby hotel as well.Police say all the construction workers are believed to be accounted for. Dozens of firefighters are battling the blaze.Fire crews also fear the fire could threaten a nearby gas station.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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