High-Rise Worker Rescued In OC Scaffolding Mishap

OCEAN CITY – A worker made it safely to the ground Thursday after a scaffolding accident left him hanging from a condominium building by a safety harness.

The scaffolding accident yesterday morning at the Capri, located on 110th Street, resulted in a desperate attempt by the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company to remove the restoration worker and bring him safely to the ground.

The worker was on the sixth floor of the building when the scaffolding that he was on collapsed, falling to the ground and leaving him strapped into the harness and hanging three stories above the ground.

Tower 6 of the OCVFC arrived on the scene around 1:30 p.m. The efforts of the fire fighters prevailed and the contractor was brought safely to the ground. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury with unknown injuries and minor facial injuries.