Two rescued from lift truck stuck 100 feet in the air in Moline

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Two people were rescued from a lift truck that was stuck more than 100 feet in the air near a church in Moline.

It happened around 10 a.m. and 5th Avenue near 13th Street in Moline was blocked.

Moline Fire Department was on the scene near First Lutheran Church Thursday morning, July 31, 2014 to assist.

The two men, Brian Wilson and Sean Hillhouse of Christian Supply, a Georgia-based company, were working on a tower at the church when their lift truck tilted on it's side more than 100 feet in the air.

"In my 35 years with the company, this is the first time I've ever had anything like this go on," said Keith Sutton, the owner of the Georgia-based company who was working on site when the lift tilted on it's side.

Sutton believed a mechanical issue in the hydraulic system initiated the problem. He added that the lift titled slowly, which is a sign of a mechanical failure.

A nervous Sutton added, if it wasn't for his crew's training and safety equipment, the two men wouldn't have survived the fall.

After about 20 minutes, crews secured both men; the workers weren't injured. Sutton, who said he was still nervous,


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