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Window Washers Rescued After Scaffolding Collapse in NYC

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NEW YORK (WGGB) — Members of the FDNY have safely rescued two window washers who became stuck in the air after their scaffolding collapsed Wednesday afternoon.

The incident began around 3:00 p.m. at the Hearst Tower, which is located at 57th Street and 8th Avenue, in midtown Manhattan.

Fire crews determined that the safest way to rescue to the two men was through a window on the 44th floor of the building.

Video from WABC-TV’s helicopter showed the men waving and speaking to rescuers on their cell phones.

Around 4:20 p.m., both workers were safely brought through a hole that had been cut into one of the window panes.

FDNY adds that the men are currently being evaluated by EMS personnel for any injuries.

The cause of the collapse is not immediately known.


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