Window washers stuck on side of downtown building

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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.

window-washersEmergency workers responded around 1:30 p.m. Monday to the Advanced Equity Plaza building at 655 West Broadway.

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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.

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