Window washers rescued after their out-of-control lift slammed into building

Oklahoma City Fire

Two window washers have been rescued from a dangling scaffold above the roof of a almost 850-foot (259 meters) skyscraper in downtown Oklahoma City.

Devon Tower is the tallest building in Oklahoma city, according to KFOR.

Video from the scene showed the lift banging against the building and breaking windows.

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When firefighter crews arrived at the scene, they were able to safely rescue the people in the lift by lowering ropes from the roof of the building.

Macy said paramedics evaluated both men and both refused treatment.

Oklahoma City firefighters rushed to the Devon Tower around 8 a.m. local time after receiving a 911 call that high winds were swinging a window washing rig like a yo-yo.

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Crews responded to the Devon Tower shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The department later said that it successfully rescued the two window washers who were stuck.

Fire battalion chief Benny Fulkerson described the rescue effort as "tedious" but successful.

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