Two people, believed to be window cleaners, have been rescued from a lift near the top of an approximately 850-foot skyscraper in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department said on Twitter that the two were stranded outside the 50-floor Devon Tower.
UPDATE | Technical Rescue - Devon Tower | Here is video of the out of control basket as firefighters attempt to control the device. DM pic.twitter.com/IzT65CaHnA— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) May 15, 2019
Firefighters managed to secure the lift that was dangling from the top of the building and pull the two to safety about 8.30am after half an hour.
Video from the scene showed the lift banging against the building and breaking windows.
UPDATE: Firefighters have successfully rescued the two window washers. EMSA and OKCFD are assessing the victims for potential injuries now. BF 8:49 am pic.twitter.com/zgxVkH6Fjz— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) May 15, 2019
Fire officials did not immediately return phone calls for further comment.
It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured.
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