1 World Trade Center window cleaners rescued from 68-story scaffold accident

Fire fighters recently rescued two window cleaners hanging on loose scaffolding on the 68th floor of the 1 World Trade Center building in New York, ABC News reported on November 13.

Responding personnel took two hours on November 12 to rescue workers Juan Lopez and Juan Lizama on the outside window of the 68th floor of the skyscraper. Lopez and Lizama were reportedly working on the south part of the 1,776-foot building when a cable of the scaffolding platform suddenly loosened. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro stated the platform containing the workers suddenly ended up almost vertical. The window cleaners were taken to a hospital and were later released. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused the scaffold malfunction that nearly killed the two window washers.

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