Window washers rescued after scaffolding gives way on Houston high-rise
Posted January 11, 2016
Emergency personnel worked from the roof and the inside of Texas' tallest building Monday to rescue two window washers stranded when their scaffolding support failed.
KHOU-TV in Houston reported that a motor failure caused the scaffold's support lines to give way. It could be seen dangling on a diagonal outside the 70th floor of the 75-story JPMorgan Chasetower.
It took rescuers about 20 minutes to reach the window washers and bring them in through a window to safety.