Monday, 27 May, 2019

2 rescued from scaffold near top of 50-story Oklahoma tower

Oklahoma City Fire Oklahoma City Fire @OKCFD
Patty Aguilar | 16 May, 2019, 06:07

Video from the scene showed the scaffold banging against the building, breaking windows and dropping shattered glass on sidewalks and streets below.

Two window washers in Oklahoma City have been rescued by emergency crews after the lift they were working in started swinging out of control near the top of the city's tallest building.

They were pulled to safety around 8.30am.

The lift's wild swings were first noticed before 8 a.m. local time Wednesday.

Firefighters secured the scaffold with ropes as it dangled from a crane between 6 and 9 metres above the roof. They were evaluated by paramedics at the scene but declined medical treatment.

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The firefighters were called to Devon Tower when a caller reported that the basket was swinging at about 7:50 a.m., the Oklahoman reported.

The cause of the accident is now under investigation, according to Oklahoma City Fire Capt David Macy.

The Devon Energy Center building is about 850 feet tall and 50 stories high, according to its website.

Devon Energy officials said the two men were contractors.

"We're also pleased with the quick actions of our Corporate Security and Incident Management teams".

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