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Maintenance worker saved by cops

December 5, 2011

BROOKLYN, NY — Members of the Brooklyn Police Department rescued a dangling maintenance worker from certain death after his makeshift scaffold collapsed outside a Crown Heights apartment building, according to the New York Daily News.

Patrick James, 43, was 40 feet in the air, painting the third story of an apartment building, when his improvised platform, which was a jerry-rigged contraption consisting of a couple of boards tied to the building, collapsed, the article stated.

According to the article, police in the area found him moments later, dangling from a rope above the sidewalk.

"We cruised by and happened to see the man clinging to the building," said NYPD Officer Stephen Minucci.

"We ran up the stairs, opened the window and pulled him in," Minucci added.

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