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Uptown Charlotte worker seriously injured after hanging from scaffold

A worker was seriously injured after hanging from a scaffold in uptown Charlotte Thursday afternoon.

According to the city of Charlotte, a high angle rescue occurred near the intersection of Church Street and Stonewall Street.

The Charlotte Fire Department said two workers were hanging from a scaffold, but were able to be rescued by a crane and safely lowered to the roof.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they lowered the workers to the ground floor by crane.

Emergency officials at MEDIC said they were on the scene of a life safety response in the 300 block of West Stonewall Street.

The injured worker was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. There’s no word on the other worker’s condition, or if that person was injured.

No firefighters were injured, and no further information was released.

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