Two Denver window washers endured several terrifying minutes suspended 100 feet above the ground after a scaffolding collapse.
The workers were on scaffolding several stories high at a building Saturday morning when a cable snapped, Fox 31 Denver reported. The Denver Fire Department posted photos of the harrowing rescue.
Construction workers managed to get one man down safely with a cherry picker, KMGH-TV reported.
Firefighters rescued the other worker.
Fire Lt. Mike Pylar told The Denver Post firefighters had to stretch their 105-foot tower ladder almost full length to reach the scaffolding.
10065 E Harvard- High Angle Rescue- 2 workers rescued! No Injuries. pic.twitter.com/xZv4Xn5H9x— Denver Fire Dept. (@Denver_Fire) April 9, 2016
The workers were wearing safety harnesses.
“It went pretty smoothing,” Pylar told the Post.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating the incident, KMGH reported.