Injuries not life-threatening as firefighters rescue injured worker from sixth floor of Cummings Avenue building

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Firefighters were called to the ground on Tuesday morning to bring an injured construction worker safely to the ground from the sixth floor of a building under construction on Cummings Avenue.

The worker was struck by metal at the construction site between Burleigh Private and Snow Street, the Ottawa Fire Department said.

The man’s injuries are not life-threatening, said the Ottawa Paramedic Service, which was called at 7:40 a.m.

Paramedics transport him to the trauma center in serious but stable condition.

To stage the rescue, a firefighter first climbed a crane carrying a Stokes basket. Paramedics tended to the injured worker on the roof while firefighters “packed” them in the basket.

The rope rescue team then brought the worker safely to the ground.

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