Colorado Springs man rescued from bucket truck after more than two hours

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COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) was on scene of a rescue Monday night in the northern part of town.

CSFD said they got a call around 4:30 p.m. about a worker stuck in the bucket of a boom truck. The rescue is on Campus Dr. between East Woodman Rd. and North Academy Blvd. near the Chapel Hills Mall.

As of 7:30 p.m. the man was safely rescued. The man was stuck for several hours at least 30-feet in the air.

“The “biggest risk electricity and the transfer,” said Lt. Joey Buttenwieser. “Electricity ran through the ground through landscaping metal at least 150 feet away.”

Crews said the worker became stuck after the truck malfunctioned when the bucket he was in came in contact with the power line.

The incident could have been much worse.

“I would say he is very lucky to be alive. were glad this has a very happy ending,” said Lt. Buttenwieser.

The man was not hurt.

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