LOS ANGELES (CBS SF) — All eyes were transfixed on a dramatic helicopter rescue atop a 270-foot crane in Southern California Thursday afternoon.

Paramedics were called around 1:28 p.m., after a construction worker was injured atop the crane located at 825 S. Hill Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Officials decided the best way to bring the 50-year-old man down from safely was to use a helicopter.

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The dramatic rescue was captured on video.

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The man was hoisted safely aboard and airlifted to University of Southern California Medical Center, where he is reportedly in fair condition.