Trapped Window Cleaners Rescued From 1 World Trade Center
Scaffolding malfunctioned at 68th floor.
By JOSH MARGOLIN and MEGHAN KENEALLY
November 12, 2014, 7:25 PM
• 4 min read
-- Firefighters cut through a glass window on the 68th floor of 1 World Trade Center this afternoon in New York, successfully rescuing two window washers who were left dangling in a scaffolding unit after a cable broke during a routine cleaning.
The two workers were believed to be secured by their safety harnesses while a rescue plan was being enacted and helicopter views show dozens of fire officials inside the glass windows as they were waiting to get the cleaners out.