Window washers rescued from dangling scaffold outside Houston's tallest skyscraper

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Monday, January 11, 2016
High-angle rescue

HOUSTON -- Two workers were pulled through an open window to safety after the scaffold they were working on fell on one side, dangling precariously outside Houston's tallest skyscraper.

According to the Houston Fire Department, the workers were at the 71st floor when they experienced a motor malfunction and radioed for help.

HFD High Angle Rescue Teams arrived. There were also windows glaziers on scene and a mechanic from the window washing company.

HFD was able to establish contact with the two men on the scaffold and they were brought in through a 71st floor window after the glass was removed by the two glaziers.

There were no injuries and this incident was declared under control at 11:10 a.m.

JPMorgan Chase Tower downtown Houston's tallest building, at 75 stories (1,049 feet) tall. That's just shy of three and a half football field