HOUSTON FIREMEN from Stations 42 and 18 attempt to rescue a maintenance worker, dangling from a safety line. The scene was under the Ship Channel bridge on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The man was inspecting the underside of the bridge, when he slipped off a catwalk and was left dangling by his safety harness. Unable to reach him by ladder, as seen in this photo, they eventually stopped traffic on the roadway above, and used a pulley lowered through a manhole in the pavement to reach him and pull him to safety. The rescue took about an hour, and the worker was said to be uninjured but scared.
Dramatic rescue of worker under ship channel bridge
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