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Scaffolding problem leaves 1 or 2 workers stuck 50 stories up at World Trade Center site

  • A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the 1 World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the 1 World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the 1  World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the 1 World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo, from the Fire Dept. of New York Twitter page, shows a window washer's gondola as it hangs from 1 World Trade Center, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.  Two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level.  A police official, John Miller, says the partially collapsed scaffolding is hanging at "a 75-degree angle." The Fire Department said the workers are tethered and communicating with rescuers. (AP Photo/Fire Dept. of New York, Twitter)

    This photo, from the Fire Dept. of New York Twitter page, shows a window washer's gondola as it hangs from 1 World Trade Center, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. A police official, John Miller, says the partially collapsed scaffolding is hanging at "a 75-degree angle." The Fire Department said the workers are tethered and communicating with rescuers. (AP Photo/Fire Dept. of New York, Twitter)  (The Associated Press)

New York City firefighters have been called to the World Trade Center site, where one or two workers are stuck on scaffolding that's about 50 stories above street level.

The problem was unfolding around 1 p.m. Wednesday at 1 World Trade Center, the nation's tallest skyscraper. Television images showed one side of the scaffolding had dropped at a sharp angle.

The Fire Department of New York said further information was not immediately available.