Window Washers Trapped Mid-Air as Rigging Swings Wildly Out Of Control

A lift at the top of the Devon Tower in Oklahoma city was hit by high winds while two people were on board on Wednesday

In the video, the basket can be seen crashing into the tower's roof extensions, breaking windows and sending broken glass to the sidewalks underneath.

Fire department spokesman Benny Fulkerson told Oklahoma television station KOCO that the two men were "tethered in" to the lift when the crane was swinging.

Emergency crews rescued two window washers early Wednesday after high winds in downtown Oklahoma City sent their lift spinning out of control.

Firefighters were able to secure the lift and get the workers to safety after about 45 minutes.

"We're thankful for the safety of everyone involved in this incident and rescue, and we're particularly appreciative of the response by the Oklahoma City Police and Fire Departments", Hager said.


Paramedics evaluated the men and both refused to be treated.

The pair were rescued by around 8:30 a.m. and are safe, fire officials said.

The tower houses corporate offices for Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The company will also investigate the incident.

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