Westborough Firefighters Rescue Electrician From Tipped Hydraulic Lift

The incident happened Thursday at Westmeadow Plaza.

The Westborough Fire Department. Patch file photo.
The Westborough Fire Department. Patch file photo.
An electrician changing lights on the Westneadow Plaza sign was stuck about 40 feet up when the rented hydraulic lift he was in tipped, the wheels going into a gully, Thursday morning, Westborough Fire Capt. Robert Rand said Friday.

Westborough firefighters got the electrician to safety without injury, Rand said.

The lift was shut off before firefighters arrived, Rand said.

Firefighters were called to the scene, at 180 Milk St., at 10:52 a.m., according to the Westborough Fire log.

Here are the other highlights of the Westborough Fire log for Wednesday and Thursday, courtesy of the Westborough Fire Department:

On Wednesday, at 5:52 a.m., EMS responded to 148 Upton Road.

At 12:39 p.m., EMS responded to 3 Lyman St.

At 12:55 p.m., EMS responded to 6 Morse St.

At 3:02 p.m., firefighters responded to 125 North Drive for a report of a steam rupture of pressure or process vessel.

At 3:20 p.m., firefighters responded to 12 Spring Road for what proved a smoke detector malfunction.

At 3:47 p.m., firefighters responded to 149 Turnpike Road for a report of a power line down.

At 4 p.m., EMS responded to 154 East Main St.

At 6:45 p.m., EMS responded to 3 Lyman St., Unit 105.

At 9:10 p.m., EMS responded to 31 Milk St.

At 10:56 p.m., firefighters responded to 16 Jacob Amsden Road for a report of a gas leak (natural gas or LPG).

At 11:06 p.m., EMS responded to 295 Turnpike Road, Unit 22.

On Thursday, at 8:15 a.m., EMS responded to 4 Harrison Ave.

At 9:01 a.m., firefighters responded to 288 Lyman St. for what proved an alarm malfunction.

At 1:43 p.m., firefighters responded to 2 Connector Road for what proved an unintentional smoke detector activation.

At 2:50 p.m., EMS responded to 1 Lyman St.

At 5:43 p.m., firefighters responded to 15 Wachusett View Drive for a report of a carbon monoxide incident.

At 6:42 p.m., EMS responded to 150 Flanders Road.


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