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Firefighters rescue window washers stuck on Durham courthouse

Posted March 15, 2012

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— The Durham Fire Department came to the rescue of a window washing crew on the new Durham County Justice Center Thursday afternoon. The crew of four was working on an elevated platform on the building, which is under construction at the corner of South Mangum and Dillard streets, when it got stuck between the eighth and ninth floors. 

Firefighters headed to the roof and were able to help the four people up to safety. A representative of the company that built the platform accessed it from the roof, found the malfunction and lowered it, firefighters said.

No one was injured.


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  • lilreg Mar 15, 2012

    Unemployed preacher gene

    Durham is not defined by some isolated crime events. I've lived here for 66 years and have never been attacked in any way. Some comments are just NOT needed.

  • shc0729 Mar 15, 2012

    Thank You firefighters!!

  • TriangleMommy Mar 15, 2012

    Why was that comment needed Greg? Have you even been to Durham? Or any of you other Durham haters? I've lived here 14 years.

  • mileage be playing dat Mar 15, 2012

    good thang dem boys didnt get shot at in no drivebys