Dangling Workers Rescued from World Trade Center

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News Release: Associated Press
November 12, 2014 - 2:30pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City firefighters have cut window glass and rescued two window washers trapped on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center.

The fire department says the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.

A cable on the scaffolding apparently broke around 1 p.m. They were pulled inside the building around 2:15 p.m.


News Release: Associated Press
November 12, 2014 - 1:15pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City firefighters have been called to the World Trade Center site, where one or two workers are stuck on scaffolding that's about 50 stories above street level.

The problem was unfolding around 1 p.m. Wednesday at 1 World Trade Center, the nation's tallest skyscraper. Television images showed one side of the scaffolding had dropped at a sharp angle.

The Fire Department of New York said further information was not immediately available.



 
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