Injured man on roof rescued with fire department ladder truck
Camden — Camden First Aid Association and Camden Fire Department worked together to aid a man who was injured while working on a roof at Quarry Hill in Camden around 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25, said Camden firefighter Cheyne Hansen.
Camden First Aid responded to a report of an injured worker on the roof a building at Quarry Hill, a village-style, Camden facility which offers independent living, assisted living and nursing services according to the Quarry Hill website.
Hansen said an access ladder was set up inside the building for workers, but because of the nature of the man's injury he was unable to reach that ladder to descend from the roof.
Hansen said he believed the man's knee was injured, rendering him unable to get down from the roof without assistance. Camden First Aid requested assistance from the Camden Fire Department ladder truck, said Hansen.
A crew of five firefighters, including Hansen, responded to the call, working alongside CFAA personnel to remove the injured man from the roof down the firetruck ladder. The injured man was transported down the ladder after being secured in a Stokes basket. Once on the ground, the man was taken by ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center for treatment, said Hansen.
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