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Window washers rescued from dangling scaffolding in Lower Manhattan: FDNY

Workers stranded in hanging scaffolding in Lower Manhattan
Posted at 9:51 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 13:44:43-04

LOWER MANHATTAN — Two building workers were rescued from an off-level scaffold hanging high above a Manhattan street Monday morning, according to the FDNY.

Officials said the call came in around 9:10 a.m. for two window washers stuck on the hanging scaffolding at 250 Vesey St., a 34-story building that is part of the Brookfield Place complex in Lower Manhattan.

The FDNY lowered safety lines to the workers, secured them, established communication and then cut through the glass of adjacent windows to pull them into the building, a fire official said.

The rescue took about 40 minutes, the official said.

Both workers were evaluated by EMS personnel and refused further medical attention, according to the official.