Painters rescued from top of 130' cell tower in south Charlotte

- Two workers had to be rescued after becoming trapped 125 feet in the air on a cell tower Thursday night in south Charlotte.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, two painters were working near the tower, located at 1800 Rama Road. One of the men became stuck on the tower. The other proceeded to help his coworker, but also became stuck. Police say at one point one of the men became unconscious.

Charlotte Fire also responded to the scene to conduct a high-angle rescue and get the men to safety.

Statement from cell phone tower company: 

"Crown Castle is committed to the safety of our employees, contractors and community. We are grateful for the Charlotte Fire Department’s rescue efforts and wish the injured person a full recovery. We cannot comment further because the injured worker is not a Crown Castle employee or contractor. We will continue to cooperate with the proper authorities." 

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