Technical rescue at Tempe Diablo StadiumPosted: Updated:
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Tempe Fire Department performed a technical rescue Tuesday morning after a man broke his leg while working on a crane at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
A worker fell from the top of a crane when one crane was taking another piece from another crane off. That piece being moved was kicked by a worker on the crane and it swung back towards the worker that kicked it and crushed his leg.
Tempe fire said the man landed on the base of the crane that was 15 feet up in the air.
Firefighters needed to perform the technical rescue to get the injured man down from the crane.
"Fifteen feet does not sound like a lot, but it's actually a very technical operation," said Eric Corey with the Tempe Fire Department. "We use rope bags and systems to bring that patient down where you have safeties in place."
Firefighters said the male worker was taken to the hospital in stable condition with a broken leg. Injury is not life threatening.