HOUSTON (AP) – Houston firefighters have rescued two window washers whose cleaning rig became disabled and dangled precariously near the top of the city’s highest skyscraper.
The 75-story Chase Tower in downtown Houston is just over 1,000 feet tall, making it the tallest building in Texas and one of the tallest in the nation.
Crews removed a window that allowed the two men to crawl to safety Monday into an office about five stories from the top of the five-sided structure.
The scaffolding rig is against one of the walls of the building and appeared to be tilted at about a 45-degree angle.
The fire department says a motor on the washing rig malfunctioned at the 71st floor and the men radioed that they were stuck.
No one was hurt.