Posted: Apr 25, 2014 11:23 AM
Updated: Apr 25, 2014 11:23 AM
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.