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Workers rescued from NYC skyscraper

Published 13/06/2013

Window cleaners have been rescued from the Hearst Building in New York City (AP)
Window cleaners have been rescued from the Hearst Building in New York City (AP)
A window washer is rescued from collapsed scaffolding near the top of a 600-foot skyscraper in New York (AP)
The Hearst Tower in New York (AP)
Onlookers at the scene as two window cleaners are rescued (AP)

Two maintenance workers left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a New York City skyscraper have been rescued.

The window cleaners were stuck at the Hearst building in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon.

Fire department officials say other workers cut open windows on the 44th floor and pulled the men inside.

The metal scaffold appeared to have buckled in the middle. The men were on either side, communicating with firefighters on the roof of the 46-story building for about an hour and a half before they were rescued.

The Hearst Tower is the world headquarters of the Hearst Corporation.

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