Worker Calls Mom to Say 'Happy Birthday' While Waiting for 70-Story Scaffold Rescue

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A window installer plucked from a scaffold that teetered about 70 stories above a Manhattan street says he called his mother while he was waiting to be rescued.

"I didn't tell her where I was. I just said 'Happy Birthday,"' Dan Sandler said.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes Thursday to rescue Sandler and fellow worker Tommy Florio from the condominium building.

"It was scary — I'm not going to lie," Florio said.

After the rescue they went to lunch, then back to work — repairing a window broken during their ordeal.