Window washers rescued from scaffolding amid high winds

Video captured the moment one worker fell off the suspended platform in Edmonton, Canada before emergency crews arrived with a bucket truck to save both men.
1:56 | 10/28/19

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forward. We turn now to a scene that you have to see to believe. This is a wild ride the two window washers went on. They're trapped on a scaffolding in fierce winds. One of them actually went over the side of this thing. Eva pilgrim is here with the story. Eva, wow. It's insane watching that happen, those two window washers just doing their job when the wind picked them up and took them on that wild ride. Reporter: Terrifying moments. A window washing platform swinging in the wind, two workers clinging for their lives. And then one of the workers falling off the suspended platform, dangling. The platform still moving in the wind. Boom, just the glass shattered. It was crazy. Reporter: This all happening as the men were cleaning the tallest building in Edmonton, Canada Friday afternoon. A witness recording the whole thing on video. You see the platform picked up by the wind, hitting the glass building, then bouncing away, arcing to the other side, crashing. The wind knocking the platform end to end into the building before the worker falls off, the platform still swinging. We said, somebody call 911, and they called in and we just stood there watching the guy's feet dangle from underneath. Original crews quickly responding, sending a bucket truck to rescue the man who was hanging on thanks to his security harness. This morning both men are authorities say just about an hour before this happened a high wind warning was issued. The question a lot of people have, why were those guys up there. That's being investigated this morning. It is very possible that they were up there cleaning those windows before the warning came out about the wind. Just glad they're okay. They both are okay.

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