Window washers rescued from NYC skyscraper

2013-06-13 08:27
One of two maintenance workers climbs through an opening in the glass to the safety of the building after he and his coworker were rescued by firefighters in New York. (AP)

One of two maintenance workers climbs through an opening in the glass to the safety of the building after he and his coworker were rescued by firefighters in New York. (AP)

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New York - Two window washers left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a New York City skyscraper have been rescued.

The men were stuck on Wednesday afternoon at the Hearst building in Manhattan.

Fire department officials say workers cut open windows on the 44th floor and pulled the men inside.

The metal scaffold appeared to have buckled in the middle. The men were on either side, communicating with firefighters on the roof of the 46-story building for about an hour and a half before they were rescued.

The Hearst Tower is the world headquarters of the Hearst Corp.

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