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Firefighters Rescue Worker Dangling From Cell Tower

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(Photo by: Nichole Jaworski)

(Photo by: Nichole Jaworski)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte firefighters rescued a cellphone tower worker dangling from the structure after a medical emergency.

Spokesman Mark Basnight says the Charlotte Fire Department was called to the scene on Thursday. Authorities said the worker had been dangling from the tower in a safety harness for about 40 minutes before crew members got to him.

Two rescue team members climbed up the side of the tower and then helped the worker get back down to the ground.

The tower worker was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His name has not been released, and authorities are still investigating.

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