Workers safe after dangling from Houston's tallest skyscraper

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Monday, January 11, 2016

HOUSTON -- Two workers have been pulled through an open window to safety after the scaffolding 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 they were brought in through a 71st floor window after the window was removed by the two glaziers. There were no injuries.

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 fields.