Wiener Prater – Seriously injured man freed from a height of 20 meters

The fire brigade was called to the Wiener Wurstelprater on Sunday because a technician had injured himself so badly on a popular ride at a height of around 20 meters that he could no longer get down on his own.

His colleagues alerted the fire department at 11:45 a.m. after the accident at work happened. The victim injured himself during maintenance work on the chain carousel. At the same time, as a precaution, firefighters positioned two safety cushions and a turntable ladder. A rescue via the inner area of ​​the tower was not possible for reasons of space. In order to be able to free the technician from his predicament as quickly as possible, a height rescuer roped down together with him. No other people were injured. The worker was then taken to a hospital. How the accident happened is still being determined. Other people or visitors were not in danger. A total of 25 emergency services were on site.
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