Man rescued from roof after getting stuck while doing manual work

Man rescued from roof after getting stuck while doing manual work

Man rescued from roof after getting stuck while doing manual work

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A MAN was rescued from the roof of his home by firefighters after getting stuck while doing manual work.

Appliances from Bury and Whitefield, along with technical response units from Leigh and Ashton-under-Lyne, visited the man’s mid terraced house in Manchester Road, Blackford Bridge, at 2.13pm.

The man, who is in his late 40s, was not using a ladder while doing work on the roof.

He was unable to get a grip on the roof tiles and leant against the chimney while firefighters attempted to rescue him.

Firefighters managed to get him down within 45 minutes using a hydraulic platform.

The man did not suffer any injuries.

Karl Gibbons, crew manager at Whitefield fire station, said: “If people are working on roofs, they should make sure they use the right equipment.”

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9:45pm Sun 18 May 14

Babbar Divino says...

How did he get up there in the first place? Is there a skylight?

I assume the reporter describes it as "manual" work because he didn't have a ladder but would of also assumed that the journalist would have a better command of the English language.
How did he get up there in the first place? Is there a skylight? I assume the reporter describes it as "manual" work because he didn't have a ladder but would of also assumed that the journalist would have a better command of the English language. Babbar Divino
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12:47pm Mon 19 May 14

codedeveloper says...

"...but would of also assumed that the journalist would have a better command of the English language."

You mean '...would HAVE also assumed...'
"...but would of also assumed that the journalist would have a better command of the English language." You mean '...would HAVE also assumed...' codedeveloper
  • Score: 3

3:02pm Mon 19 May 14

Yellow Hackle says...

Beggars belief,
How anyone can be stupid enough to go on a roof to do work of any kind
without the necessary equipment, must be a prize numpty.
He should have to pay for all services needed to extricate him from his predicament. Silly sod and, that goes for all who stupidly put themselves in harms way.
Beggars belief, How anyone can be stupid enough to go on a roof to do work of any kind without the necessary equipment, must be a prize numpty. He should have to pay for all services needed to extricate him from his predicament. Silly sod and, that goes for all who stupidly put themselves in harms way. Yellow Hackle
  • Score: 4

8:33pm Mon 19 May 14

Babbar Divino says...

codedeveloper wrote:
"...but would of also assumed that the journalist would have a better command of the English language."

You mean '...would HAVE also assumed...'
Thanks, I stand corrected but in my defense I don't get paid to right :)
[quote][p][bold]codedeveloper[/bold] wrote: "...but would of also assumed that the journalist would have a better command of the English language." You mean '...would HAVE also assumed...'[/p][/quote]Thanks, I stand corrected but in my defense I don't get paid to right :) Babbar Divino
  • Score: 3

5:51pm Fri 23 May 14

Mr. Marcus says...

The man endangered others by his recklessness.
Beyond belief!
The man endangered others by his recklessness. Beyond belief! Mr. Marcus
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