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Worker falls from Europe's biggest radio telescope, lives

Dangles 40 metres above ground before rescue

18 December, 17:46
Worker falls from Europe's biggest radio telescope, lives (ANSA) - Cagliari, December 18 - A 50-year-old worker survived a spectacular fall with only a fractured shoulder after slipping from a radio tower in San Basilio near Cagliari, Sardinia, the largest in Europe, and falling a dozen metres before he was left hanging 40 metres off the ground.

A safety peg in the ladder on which he was working reportedly stopped his fall.

Fire fighters rescued him, though the operation to save him and take him down on a gurney reportedly took over an hour and a half.

The man is being treated at a local hospital and is not in serious condition.

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