Four utility workers have been brought to safety after getting
stuck on a platform about 150 above the ground at the We Energies
plant in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley.
A spokesman for
the utility company said the workers were rescued late Monday
after being stranded when an elevator traveling up a smokestack at
the Valley Power Plant became stuck around 5 p.m. Milwaukee
firefighters had earlier rescued a fifth worker who was in the
elevator. No injuries were reported.
The four workers
had taken shelter inside an enclosure on the platform while
waiting to be rescued. They were trying to perform an
environmental analysis of emissions at the plant.
says the cause of the elevator malfunction hasn't been determined.