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Workers rescued after Yonge Street platform collapses

DCN-JOC News Services
Workers rescued after Yonge Street platform collapses

TORONTO — Toronto Police and Toronto Fire investigated an incident at Yonge Street near Eglinton Avenue West this afternoon in which a window washing platform collapsed to the ground from near the 18th floor and two workers were reported dangling from the building.

It was learned that the workers were window washers. A tweet from TVO broadcaster Steve Paikin indicated they were sitting on a ledge at the TVO office headquarters building at 2180 Yonge St. waiting to be rescued.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development reported that the workers were able to exit the scaffolding before it collapsed.

Toronto Fire subsequently reported that the two workers were successfully rescued and brought into the building. The rescue was executed using ropes from the top of the building. There were no injuries.

A ministry inspector was dispatched to the site. Yonge Street was closed within one block of the incident. The employer was Solar Window Cleaning.

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