Crews rescue worker stuck 10 stories up on scaffolding in Sarasota County

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 18:57:07-04

Sarasota County Emergency Services rescued a worker stuck on a scaffolding in Sarasota County on Monday afternoon. 

Sarasota Police responded and directed traffic while crews worked to free a worker stuck on a scaffolding dangling from the 10th story of an 18-story condominium building that is currently under construction. 

One motor for the scaffolding wouldn't shut off and continued to raise one side up on the side of the building, which is how the scaffolding became uneven. 

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Sarasota County Emergency Services successfully lowered the man to safety after he was stuck for nearly 2 hours. 

Gulfstream Avenue was closed from the 700 block north to Main Street. 

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area. 

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