Panic as Toronto construction worker spotted dangling from crane

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By stefan armitage

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Panic erupted in the city of Toronto on Tuesday after a construction worker was spotted hanging from a crane above concerned citizens.

As reported by the Daily Mail, a video shows the moment the unnamed man was spotted hanging on for dear life as he clung to a crane's load at a site at Front and Simcoe Sts.

In the footage, two horrified witnesses can be seen shouting at the man, instructing him to just let his hard hat fall to the ground and yelling at those operating the machinery to "stop".

One of the men exclaims: "How the f*** did this happen?!"

Check out the terrifying footage below:

The Toronto Sun spoke to health and safety expert Phillip Ferreira about the incident, two which he explained: "The worker got his arm caught up or tangled in a tag line — a tag line is a rope that is secured to a load that helps prevent it from unnecessary movement.

"And when the crane operator raised the load, that worker went for a ride - unfortunately all the way up to the 23rd floor. So the worker sustained injuries to his arm.

"Obviously, any injuries he sustained there is better than the worst-case scenario. He survived."

After the footage was widely shared on Instagram, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter - social media users shared their shock at the footage.

"How does this happen ... I’ve been in construction for 12 years and can’t figure out how he ended up there," one Instagram user wrote.

A second added: "I have so many questions. That is so scary."

Over on Twitter, one person commented: "Worked with cranes for many years…worst nightmare right here... Holy F***!!!!"

Another person also tweeted in response: "My buddy sent me a video from the rooftop he was working on of this happening. I thought it was fake. Absolutely insane. Good thing his wrist was caught. That’s a long drop."

A spokesperson for PCL Constructors Canada revealed on Wednesday that it is the company in charge of the site, adding that the man became "entangled with a tagline after hooking a load" but was "safely lowered to the work surface and not seriously injured."

"We are working with all appropriate authorities and the incident is currently under investigation," the PCL spokesperson added.

Ferreira, who runs the health and safety consulting company S1, told the Toronto Sun that he's "never seen anything like this".

News.com.au also reports that The Ministry of Labour had also been notified and is now investigating the incident.

Featured image credit: Cultura RM / Alamy (Stock image)

Panic as Toronto construction worker spotted dangling from crane

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By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Panic erupted in the city of Toronto on Tuesday after a construction worker was spotted hanging from a crane above concerned citizens.

As reported by the Daily Mail, a video shows the moment the unnamed man was spotted hanging on for dear life as he clung to a crane's load at a site at Front and Simcoe Sts.

In the footage, two horrified witnesses can be seen shouting at the man, instructing him to just let his hard hat fall to the ground and yelling at those operating the machinery to "stop".

One of the men exclaims: "How the f*** did this happen?!"

Check out the terrifying footage below:

The Toronto Sun spoke to health and safety expert Phillip Ferreira about the incident, two which he explained: "The worker got his arm caught up or tangled in a tag line — a tag line is a rope that is secured to a load that helps prevent it from unnecessary movement.

"And when the crane operator raised the load, that worker went for a ride - unfortunately all the way up to the 23rd floor. So the worker sustained injuries to his arm.

"Obviously, any injuries he sustained there is better than the worst-case scenario. He survived."

After the footage was widely shared on Instagram, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter - social media users shared their shock at the footage.

"How does this happen ... I’ve been in construction for 12 years and can’t figure out how he ended up there," one Instagram user wrote.

A second added: "I have so many questions. That is so scary."

Over on Twitter, one person commented: "Worked with cranes for many years…worst nightmare right here... Holy F***!!!!"

Another person also tweeted in response: "My buddy sent me a video from the rooftop he was working on of this happening. I thought it was fake. Absolutely insane. Good thing his wrist was caught. That’s a long drop."

A spokesperson for PCL Constructors Canada revealed on Wednesday that it is the company in charge of the site, adding that the man became "entangled with a tagline after hooking a load" but was "safely lowered to the work surface and not seriously injured."

"We are working with all appropriate authorities and the incident is currently under investigation," the PCL spokesperson added.

Ferreira, who runs the health and safety consulting company S1, told the Toronto Sun that he's "never seen anything like this".

News.com.au also reports that The Ministry of Labour had also been notified and is now investigating the incident.

Featured image credit: Cultura RM / Alamy (Stock image)