Workers left dangling after scaffold collapse in Atlanta

The scaffold collapsed 38 stories above downtown Atlanta in the middle of rush hour.
1:18 | 05/19/18

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Transcript for Workers left dangling after scaffold collapse in Atlanta
Next tonight the close call high above the ground in Atlanta. The sudden explosion, the scaffold collapse and the worker relying on his safety line. Here's ABC's will Carr. Oh, no. Reporter: This explosion rocking midtown Atlanta Friday night after the scaffolding holding two window washers broke. Is he safe? Reporter: Leaving both dangling in the air 38 stories high. I saw that scaffolding snap. I saw him swinging back bean forth. Reporter: The only thing keeping them from plummeting to the ground, their harnesses. Take another look. According to authority, the platform snaps and hits a large power line and explodes. Oh, no. Reporter: Flames shoot out. Tense moments played out as the men swayed dozens of stories above Atlanta's snarled rush hour traffic. The two workers finally able to pull themselves to safety. One was able to put his feet on the railing below him, and then so one got up on one balcony. Reporter: Tonight investigators trying to figure out exactly how this happened. Somehow, some way part of their rigging collapsed or broke or snapped. Reporter: Amaingly the workers made it safe to the ground with only minor injuries and quite the story to tell. Tom. Quite the story and quite the rescue. All right, will, thanks so much.

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