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Two workers rescued after scaffold breaks windows at NYC tower

Two workers rescued after scaffold breaks windows at NYC tower

NEW YORK — Authorities say two workers were rescued after a scaffold platform started swinging in the wind and shattered windows on a luxury highrise more than 40 storeys above lower Manhattan.

A passerby was hit with falling glass but declined medical treatment after the mishap on May 11. It happened at a building under construction about 10 blocks from the World Trade Center.

Police say the workers were installing windows when the wind spun the scaffold around, smashing several windows. It ended up sticking straight out of one broken window.

Fire Department Lt. Cris DiBenedetto says firefighters helped the workers off the scaffold and through a 45th-floor window.

The city Buildings Department says the scaffold hadn’t been properly secured.

A call to the 64-storey building’s sales office wasn’t immediately returned.

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