Worker rescued from Sarasota Co. building after scaffolding collapse

The construction worker was lowered down after being stuck on a scaffolding that collapsed 10 stories up.

A worker was successfully rescued after a scaffolding collapsed 10 stories up on a Sarasota County building under construction this morning.

It happened at the building along Palm Avenue.  The worker was conscious and in a harness, so firefighters say he was in no immediate danger.

After exploring options, a firefighter was lowered down to the scaffolding from a floor above, and put a harness on the worker before lowering him down to the ground.

The worker appears to be OK.

Stay with 10News and wtsp.com for the very latest on this story.  

This is the second high-angle rescue for the Sarasota County Fire Rescue in the past month.

 

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