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Man rescued from platform after injury from billboard in Florence

(Source: Ken Baker) (Source: Ken Baker)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Emergency crews responded to a man who was seriously injured while working on a billboard on Coit Street, lifted him off the platform, and transported him to a nearby hospital.

At around 10:20 a.m. Monday, the man suffered serious injuries from the fallen billboard, according to an official with Florence County Emergency Medical Services.

The man was doing some type of maintenance work while up on the billboard’s platform and came in contact with the sign, which caused a large laceration, according to Florence City Fire Deputy Chief Shannon Tanner. The worker was unable to bring himself down from the platform, so EMS stabilized him, and he was lifted off the platform in a rescue basket. He was then taken to a nearby hospital.

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