VIDEO: Trapped worker rescued from blazing Houston building

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HOUSTON, Texas — A construction worker trapped on a fourth-floor balcony is rescued from a blazing fire that engulfed an apartment under construction.

Workers in a building across the street captured the terrifying drama on video. The worker moved to the edge of the balcony as flames engulfed the floor he had been working on. He was finally forced to hang from the ledge and make a dangerous drop to the balcony on the floor below.

Finally, as the walls of the upper floor collapsed in flames around them, firefighters maneuvered a ladder close to the balcony, and the worker jumped to safety.