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NYC window cleaners left dangling 200ft in the air

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According to Sky News, window cleaners were left dangling 200 feet in the air on Monday after their platform collapsed as they were scaling a high rise building in New York.

A rescue mission was mounted to save the two men as they were holding on for dear life to broken scaffolding.

Fire fighters were called at 9:10am (local time) to aid in the rescue happening at the Brookfield Place complex in Lower Manhattan. They got rescue lines out to the two workers.

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) had to secure the rigging in order for the window cleaners to be brought back into the building safely.

The FDNY said that the two men had been wearing harnesses and both declined any form of medical assessment after their ordeal.

Speaking to NBC, John Tobin, FDNY Lieutenant, said: “We were able to pull those two scaffold workers in right where they are instead of putting them in further jeopardy by pulling them further up the building.”

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