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Firefighters rescue window washers stuck on Durham courthouse

Posted March 15, 2012 4:46 p.m. EDT
Updated March 15, 2012 4:48 p.m. EDT

— 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.