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Harlow firefighters come to aid of three men trapped in tumble dryer

News / Sat 31st Oct 2020 at 07:54am

HARLOW firefighters freed three young men who were trapped inside an industrial tumbler dryer.

Crews from Loughton and Harlow were called to a derelict laundry site in Bower Hill, Epping today at 6.35pm.

Two men had already climbed into the tumble dryer when a third man’s ankles became trapped in the door when he tried to crawl in.

Firefighters worked with Essex Police, Helicopter Medical Emergency Service (HEMS) and the Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to rescue the men.

Watch Manager Glenn Jackson said: “Our crews, including some relatively new recruits, were excellent and worked really hard in arduous conditions.

“It was a difficult site to access and we had to carry a lot of heavy equipment a large distance from the appliances to the tumble dryer and then use our expertise to free the men safely.  

“We used a range of equipment to free the casualty’s ankles and allow him to crawl into the tumble dryer. The HEMS team gave him pain relief and we then managed to move the door, again using a range of equipment, so the men could crawl out.

“It was a really good joint effort, working with Essex Police, HEMS and HART, to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.”

The men were left in the care of the Ambulance Service. 

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Comments

Beatrice Adeji

That’s an excellent job you guys have done. Thanks for saving them. Well done to all the team who helped to get them out .

Osram

Yet again Harlow is tarred with the antics of idiots, only problem is Bower Hill is in Epping. Guess they aren’t the only idiots.

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3 Comments for Harlow firefighters come to aid of three men trapped in tumble dryer:

Jon rogers
2020-10-31 16:53:09

Seems odd that I read this report at 4.30pm some 2 hours before it happens..its a joke right?

Osram
2020-10-31 19:44:04

Yet again Harlow is tarred with the antics of idiots, only problem is Bower Hill is in Epping. Guess they aren't the only idiots.

Beatrice Adjei
2020-11-01 20:17:27

That's an excellent job you guys have done. Thanks for saving them. Well done to all the team who helped to get them out .

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