Federal investigators are looking into why scaffolding collapsed at a high-rise building in a suburb of New York City, leaving two workers dangling by their safety ropes until they were rescued by a firefighter.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokesman Edmund Fitzgerald told The New York Daily News in Saturday editions that the agency had begun investigating the accident at the 27-story senior center.
The workers became trapped 12 stories for more than an hour above a street Friday afternoon after their scaffold gave out.
Firefighter Mike Girous rappelled down the side of the building and rescued them one at a time.
The dramatic rescue was captured on live television by news helicopters hovering over the scene in Yonkers, just north of New York City.
Topics New York
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