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Three window washers rescued from N.O. highrise

3 years 1 month 2 days ago April 25, 2014 Apr 25, 2014 Friday, April 25 2014 April 25, 2014 10:23 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Three window washers were rescued after their platform gave way while they were working on a high rise building in New Orleans. The dangled on safety harnesses for about 20 minutes, hundreds of feet from the ground.

The men were working on the 53-story Capital One building on St. Charles Avenue when the platform gave way around 8:30 a.m. They were outside of the 49th floor.

Rescuers smashed out windows and pulled them into the building. The workers were shaken, but not hurt.

One of the three, 58-year-old Jorge Gomez, says there was no warning before one of the cables supporting the platform from the rooftop gave way.


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