2 workers rescued from slanted scaffolding on 16th floor above ground in Lower Manhattan

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A.J. Ross has the latest on the rescue of two window washers from scaffolding in Lower Manhattan.

Two workers were rescued after their scaffolding became stuck high above the ground on the side of a Lower Manhattan building Tuesday morning.

The incident happened at about 9:50 a.m. at 33 Maiden Lane - located near the intersection of Nassau Street.

The FDNY said the two workers are window washers and their scaffold experienced a mechanical malfunction.

The scaffolding was just above the 16th floor and was tilting down. Rescue workers lowered down ropes and the two workers were secured.

Here's a wider look at the scene:

Firefighters then cut holes through the glass to bring the workers into the building through the window. They were brought to safety by about 10:30 a.m.

Neither worker appeared to be injured.

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Raw video of the rescue of 2 window washers stuck 17 stories up

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