Video: Boston FFs rescue workers dangling from 12th floor of high-rise

Firefighters managed to pull the workers through two windows after a scaffold malfunction left them stranded

Jackson Cote, Springfield, Mass.

BOSTON — Two workers in Boston were rescued late Thursday morning after a scaffold malfunction left the pair hanging 12 stories above the ground, officials said.

Around 11 a.m., crews from the Boston Fire Department were able to save the workers from falling from the 14-story high rise at 23 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown, according to a statement from the department.

WCVB reported that one side of the scaffold fell four floors below the other side, putting the workers at a steep angle.

A window was broken near the scaffold, allowing at least one of the workers to be pulled inside, according to the news outlet.

One person was treated at the scene by Boston EMS, but no one was taken to the hospital, WBZ reported.


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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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