2 window washers plummet 15 stories during Manhattan scaffolding malfunction

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Sunday, November 15, 2020
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Two window washers are lucky to be alive after plummeting 15 stories off a scaffolding in Manhattan.

HUDSON YARDS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Two window washers are lucky to be alive after plummeting 15 stories off a scaffolding in Manhattan.

The two workers, a man in his 20s and a man in his 30s, were working outside the 50th floor of 30 Hudson Yards on Saturday morning.

Officials say a scaffolding malfunctioned and the two men fell to the 35th floor.

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Responders were unable to reach the workers because of the height of the structure and there was no time to wait for a ladder.

According to officials, firefighters cut a hole in the window on the 37th floor and got to the two workers quickly.

Paramedics rushed the two men to the hospital.

Doctors expect them to make a full recovery.

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