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WTC window washers rescued from scaffolding

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-12 15:58:05-05

Window washers trapped on scaffolding at the new World Trade Center building are safe.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 1 p.m. ET, where the workers were trapped 69 stories up. The scaffolding appeared to be dangling at a sharp angle.

Rescuers cut a hole in a window to reach the workers, who were connected to safety harnesses, according to New York media outlets. Reports indicate a cable had snapped on the motorized scaffolding.

The window washers were safe shortly after 2 p.m. ET.

The tower at 1 World Trade Center is the tallest skyscraper in the U.S.

 

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