A construction worker was facing a fiery death trapped on the balcony of a burning building. He makes a daring move to save his life while firemen desperately work to rescue him.

His jump to the balcony below probably saved his life. Still, the fire department had a difficult time getting the ladder truck in place to make an easy rescue. This created even more tense moments for those watching as the fire engulf the building and firemen frantically work to rescue the man.

With the ladder not long enough to reach the balcony, the man is forced to reach out,  grab the end of the ladder and pull himself to safety.

The only way this could have been more shocking is if the worker was unable to be rescued.