Two workers were able to safely make it off a scaffold platform after it dangled from the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Cincinnati Tuesday.
The workers were on the platform when one side of it fell after a scaffolding wire snapped around noon, police said.
Once fire crews arrived, the two workers were self-rescued by safely making their way to an adjacent rooftop, according to Cincinnati Fire District 1 Chief Raffel Prophett. Neither worker was injured.
According to official, a secondary harness the men were wearing "saved their life."
[VIDEO: Crews lower loose scaffolding platform]
Fire official who took part in rescue says the two men on scaffolding were visibly "shaken up". @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/hGe6YLFKFu— Mike Schell (@Fox19_Mike) August 16, 2016
Fire official who took part in rescue says the two men on scaffolding were visibly "shaken up". @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/hGe6YLFKFu
The workers were on the platform dismantling the stars on the logo, police said.
Police closed Fifth Street while a worker secured the loose scaffolding platform. The road has since reopened.
[Slideshow: Images of crews securing the scaffolding platform]
According to its website, the building is 27 stories high and 365 feet tall.
OSHA investigators will be here to look into the scaffolding incident.
We're continuing to update this story.
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