SAN DIEGO — A construction crew was rescued downtown near Petco Park Tuesday morning after an equipment malfunction left them stranded 42 floors off the ground, police said.
Two workers were in a construction elevator working on a building under construction on Island Avenue at an East Village when it malfunctioned at about 9:45 a.m., police said.
14th & Island rescue in progress at bldg under construction. Two construction workers on a window washing lift had equipment malfunction which prevented them from moving. No injuries. SDFD technical rescue team in process of rescuing 2nd person now. pic.twitter.com/Lgsv7Uy7Eo
— SDFD (@SDFD) June 4, 2019
Fire-Rescue crews responded to a call to assist around 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, the San Diego Fire Department said. Members of the rescue team went to the roof of the structure and, using a rope system, lowered themselves several stories down to the stuck platform. The firefighters then removed a window on the 43rd floor and pulled the workers to safety through it, getting them inside by shortly after 11 a.m., according to SDFRD public affairs.