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IMAX Theatre incident

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16 Jul 2010
MFB firefighters were called to the IMAX Theatre at Melbourne Museum just after nine this morning to rescue a man who had fallen about five metres from a ladder into the pit area between the seats and the screen.

The nature of the 35-year-old's injuries involved fractures and possible spinal damage, and the particular section of the theatre made it difficult for ambulance paramedics to safely extract him.

Firefighters from the Carlton fire station used their specialist rescue skills, together with the High Angle Rescue team from Richmond to manage the situation and spent about an hour ensuring movement of the man would not exacerbate his injuries.

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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