Window Washers Saved From 50-Story Skyscraper After Scaffolding Collapses, Shatters Glass

Lester Mason
May 16, 2019

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.

Macy said firefighters secured the scaffold with ropes as it hung from a crane 20-30 feet (6-9 meters) above the roof.

Two people were on the lift when it became loose at around 7:45 a.m. and began swaying so violently it hit part of the 52-floor tower and broke glass, according to Oklahoma's News 4.

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

They were pulled to safety around 8.30am.


Macy said paramedics evaluated both men, who refused treatment.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

The Devon Tower is 50 stories and is the 49th tallest building in the United States.

Following the incident, the CEO of Devon Energy, Dave Hager, confirmed that the two people involved in the incident were not Devon employees but rather contractors.

The company will also investigate the incident.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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