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Man rescued after climbing Halifax crane, falling asleep in it


July 12, 2021
By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

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A man in his 20s was rescued from a crane in Halifax after he climbed a 30-metre tall construction crane, locked himself in the cab and fell asleep.

A construction crew found the man, believed to be intoxicated, when they showed up for work in the morning. He was placed in a harness and lifted safely back to the ground by Halifax firefighters.

Halifax Regional Police spoke to the man, and no charges were expected to be laid, according to the CBC.