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Norwich cherry picker workers rescued after sky-high breakdown

Rescue of cherry picker workers Image copyright Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The workers became stuck when their cherry picker malfunctioned

Two workers were left stranded at the top of a telephone pole when the cherry picker they were in broke down.

The communications engineers got stuck about 20 metres (65ft) from the ground when their equipment malfunctioned in Hobart Lane in Norwich on Tuesday.

Firefighters had to use their own version of a cherry picker - an aerial ladder platform - to rescue them.

Both of the uninjured workers were returned safely to terra firma by Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews.

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