CHELMSFORD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) – Two cell phone company workers made it safely down from a 125-foot tower after they got trapped in a basket crane, and one of their brothers came to the rescue.
Matt West and Luke Fischer, who work for Alcatel-Lucent, were near the top of a Chelmsford water tower on Grant Street to work on wireless equipment Tuesday afternoon when the crane stuck.
Emergency crews responded to the scene; however, firefighters were unable to reach the victims.
According to the Lowell Sun, Matt West, of East Wareham, called his brother, Brian West, of Onset, to make the rescue. All three men work for Pinnacle Wireless.
Brian West climbed a ladder on the tower and pulled up rappelling equipment that all three used to get safely down, one at a time.
The men said they train extensively for such events on the job.
SkyFox was overhead Brian West climbed the tower with rappelling gear and worked his way over to the trapped workers. He then lowered both workers to the ground.
Both of the men who were rescued were uninjured.