Window washing platform collapsing on 1 WTC bldg - just drove by pic.twitter.com/NZIsno6vNQ— Zachary Prensky (@Zackfoot) November 12, 2014
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.
LATEST: Workers successfully rescued from scaffolding hanging off 1 World Trade Center pic.twitter.com/yCTLVCrDwZ— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) November 12, 2014
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.