Crawley, West Sussex

Firefighters used a Fassi crane to lift a man with a spinal injury out of a first floor window

Crawley, West Sussex (England) - January 6th. St John Stanley, watch manager for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s Technical Rescue Unit (TRU) based in Horley (Gatewick airport area) explains how the crane is been used to remove the man from his home. He says "They realised that because of the severity and the fact that the gent was on a first floor, they were going to have to think of a complicated plan to take a stretcher out horizontally and obviously that would mean it was not going to be the stairs. Therefore the unit arrived in a specialist ‘UNIMOG’ vehicle equipped with a 12.5 t/m Fassi hydraulic crane. Crawley fire crew managed to get the front window off, they removed it very cleanly. Some 40 minutes later thanks to a ‘complex rope system’ the man lifted out of the first floor window and taken to hospital. From

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Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s aim to meet different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.