Sioux City crews rescue worker that got stuck nearly 200 feet in the air on a cell phone tower

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:41 PM CDT
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A worker who was performing maintenance on a cell tower near Riverside Park in Sioux City had to be rescued Monday afternoon after getting trapped.

Sioux City Fire Rescue says at about 4:50 p.m. the worker was doing maintenance nearly 200 feet above the ground when a pole became dislodged and pinned their foot. Two other workers on the tower were able to free the trapped man and lower him to a platform about 150 feet above the ground.

SCFR says they deployed a rescue team to the tower - located in the 800 block of Florence Avenue - who proceeded to climb up to the platform. Once there, they were able to set up a rescue system and safely lowered the injured man to the ground.

The man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and transported to a local hospital. Their identity has not been released by authorities.

A total of 16 Sioux City Fire Rescue personnel responded to the incident.


SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Emergency responders could be seen around Sioux City’s Riverside Park Monday night working to get a worker down from a cell tower.

Crews could be seen operating rescue equipment at a cell tower near Riverside Park. During which, they worked to get a man down from the tower.

First responders say the call came in from the worker’s site manager. Sioux City’s tactical rescue team used something called a “high angle rope rescue” to get the victim down.

According to Sioux City Fire Rescue, the man was working on the tower and somehow got injured. It is not known what caused his injury.

The worker was taken to a local hospital and his current condition is not being released at this time.

This is a Developing Story. We’ll update this article as we get more information.

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