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Video: Firefighters Rescue Injured Man Atop 270-Foot Crane Downtown

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Your highly skilled @LAFDAirOps safely hoist #LAFD medic and 50M pt into heli for trans to hospital. 📷:PeterSanders

— LAFD Talk (@LAFDtalk) August 11, 2016

Firefighters have airlifted an injured worker from a 270-foot-crane in downtown Los Angeles.

A call for the rescue was made around 1:30 p.m. Paramedics climbed the crane on the 800 block of South Hill Street and safely reached the injured man. Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said the man was in fair condition, but did not specify any further details about his injuries. LAist contributor Tim Loc was at the scene around 2:15 p.m. and captured a photo of an LAFD helicopter lowering a medic onto the crane.

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A Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter lowers a medic onto a crane downtown to tend to an injured man. (Photo by Tim Loc/LAist)
The injured man was safely airlifted just before 2:40 p.m.

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