Lift rescue - Abbotsford

Published: 13 Jul 2022 02:08pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has released a person trapped in a domestic lift in a small residential complex in Abbotsford.

Firefighters arrived at the scene of the incident in Walton Crescent at 12.15 pm and found a lift technician with his head stuck between the lift carriage and the lift shaft.

Crews quickly secured the lift with acrow props and isolated the electricity before opening the doors. This was to ensure the lift carriage could not fall any further and injure the man.

NSW Ambulance and a specialist retrieval trauma doctor stabilised the man before firefighters extricated him from the lift shaft.

The man walked free from the incident but was transported to hospital for observation.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for an emergency can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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