Workers rescued after scaffold collapses at One World Trade Centre

Two workers have been rescued in New York after a scaffolding carrying them collapsed at One World Trade Centre, trapping the two men on the 68th floor.

According to local reports the two men, who are window washers, were trapped on the scaffolding hanging on the side of the building.

New York's Fire Department was tweeting about the situation.

Images show the scaffolding dangling at a steep angle whilst the NYFD images show the rig from inside the building.
 
New York Police Department were at the scene and rescue workers made contact with the two men.
 
Rescuers were able to cut through the glass near the scaffolding and managed to pull the two men to safety.
 
Rescue workers and authorities say the cable on one side of the scaffolding rig snapped which left it hanging.

The men were taken to a local hospital to be treated for mild hypothermia, police said.

Officials for the company that designed, built and installed the window-washing rig, had no comment.

At 1,776 feet tall, the One World Trade Center building surpassed Chicago's Willis Tower as the tallest building in the US.


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