Knoxville firefighters rescue electrical worker stuck on light pole

(Photo: Knoxville Fire Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville Fire Department crews helped rescue an electrical worker dangling 60 feet above the ground from a light pole.

Crews were dispatched to University of Tennessee’s Softball Complex, located at 2323 Stevenson Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters said they used a 100 foot aerial truck from the downtown fire station to rescue the man.

The worker was in the process of installing lights for the softball field when Knoxville Fire Department said he slipped from one of his climbing pegs attached to the light pole.

“The victim was wearing all required safety equipment, and the equipment did exactly what it was intended to do, prevent the man from falling. Although the man was unnerved a bit, no medical attention was required,” said Knoxville Fire Department Captain D.J. Corcoran.

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