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Window washers rescued after scaffolding gives way on Houston high-rise

Posted January 11, 2016 12:18 p.m. EST
Updated January 11, 2016 12:41 p.m. EST

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.