SAN DIEGO – Two window washers who were trapped outside a building downtown were safely on the ground after firefighters rescued them Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The rescues took just over an hour and required several San Diego Fire-Rescue Department crews.
due to a malfunction on their mechanized work platform, a fire
department spokesman says.
A malfunction on their mechanized work platform caused the workers to get trapped, SDFD spokesman said.
To reach the window washers, a member of the rescue team was lowered from the top of the building to their basket. Both workers were placed in harnesses and lowered one at a time to a landing below, SkyFox video showed.
Officials were reviewing the incident.
The window washers were reportedly uninjured.