Two Workers Rescued After Dangling From Midtown High-Rise

By Ben Fractenberg on September 8, 2010 4:05pm | Updated on September 9, 2010 6:20am

Two workers had to be rescued from a building on West 57th Street after the side of a platform they were on fell Wednesday afternoon.
Two workers had to be rescued from a building on West 57th Street after the side of a platform they were on fell Wednesday afternoon.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN — Two workers dangling from a scaffold 57 stories above West 57th Street were rescued Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The FDNY pulled the two men from the platform, which was hanging at about an 85-degree angle in front of the 57th floor of 322 West 57 Street a little after 1 p.m. Crowds formed under the high-end residential tower for almost an hour while police blocked off 57th Street from Eighth Avenue to Ninth Avenue.

The workers, who were saved from falling by their safety harnesses, suffered only minor injuries, according to the FDNY.

Workers were able to level the platform around 1:45 p.m.

The FDNY said it was not immediately clear what had caused the accident.

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