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A cell tower worker, right, balances on the end of a fire department ladder Saturday afternoon after he slipped off the tower platform and his fellow worker, left, held on to part of the safety rigging as the man dangled until the fire department could put up the ladder. Fire department officials said that the man, who didn’t give his name or speak to the media, wasn’t securely in his safety harness and was unable to climb back to the platform, even with help from a co-worker. A technical rescue firefighter climbed the ladder and brought the man down safely.

Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review