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Two Window-Washers Dangle Off One World Trade Center

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One World Trade Center has been open for just eight days and already there's an accident. Yikes. A scaffold holding two window-washers broke loose and is currently hanging precariously 69 stories above the ground. The workers are harnessed in, though, so injuries are unlikely. Rescue efforts are underway.

UPDATE: NBC News tweets that the workers have been saved. It looks like the rescuers had to bust through some brand-new glass (plastic-coated glass, perhaps) on the 67th floor to get the job done.

From when the cable snapped to the completed rescue took less than two hours, from about 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. You go, FDNY.


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