Worker rescued after falling inside balloon marquee at Paris Las Vegas


    Firefighters assist a man who fell inside the Paris Las Vegas marquee on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (Antonio Castelan | KSNV)

    A contractor working on lights inside the iconic Paris balloon on the Las Vegas Strip found himself trapped 100-feet above the ground. Clark County firefighters say the man fell from scaffolding.

    100-feet up above the ground right outside the Paris Las Vegas casino-hotel, Clark County firefighters say a construction worker was stuck inside the marquee.

    A man was working on lights inside the Paris balloon when firefighters say at 12:43 p.m. they received a call that there was a fall. The construction worker fell 10-feet down.

    Clark County Fire Department Captain Corey Switzer said, “There’s an opening the size of a ladder about 36 inches and he apparently fell through that opening.”

    It took firefighters 7-minutes to get to the Paris hotel. The marquee’s height and confined spaces made it a difficult rescue. An 80-foot ladder was needed to get to the man.

    About an hour later, the construction worker was safely rescued from the marquee. Several tourists watched in awe.

    The worker was taken to a nearby hospital where he is said to be doing okay.

    Switzer said, “He’s very lucky. It could have been worse.”


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