Man rescued from top of crane Monday in downtown Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was rescued by emergency personnel from the top of a crane Monday morning at a construction site in downtown Austin.

Austin-Travis County EMS said they had the man on the ground around 8:43 a.m. He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with “minor medical complaints,” the agency’s final tweet about the incident said. The construction site was in the 700 block of East Third Street between Red River Street and the Interstate 35 frontage road.

The agency tweeted at 7:24 a.m. that someone needed help getting down from the crane, and about 20 minutes later updated the tweet saying they’ve made contact with that person.

The man was not a worker, and was able to walk down on his own with one paramedic and two firefighters helping him, ATC EMS said.

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