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Worker rescued 40 feet in air after hydraulic lift malfunctions
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Worker rescued 40 feet in air after hydraulic lift malfunctions

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A worker was rescued from 40 feet in the air Monday morning after a hydraulic lift malfunctioned.

Rob Christian of ARC Vanderbilt Tree Service was in the rented hydraulic lift shortly before 11 a.m. Monday when it malfunctioned during work to take down a tree in the 2000 block of Van Hise Avenue after it suffered storm damage.

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The Madison Fire Department sent two firefighters up in a bucket to reach Christian, who was safely lowered to the ground. Christian had been stranded in the apparatus for about 45 minutes and was not injured.

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