World Trade Center Window Washers Stranded 69 Stories Above Ground
Imagine dangling 69 stories above the streets of Lower Manhattan by only a safety harness-that's exactly what happened to two window washers at 1 World Trade Center in New York City on Wednesday. Juan Lizama, 41, and Juan Lopez, 33, had to be rescued by firefighters after the brake mechanism on their rig experienced "equipment failure." Firefighters were forced to cut through the layers of glass to bring the surprisingly calm workers to safety on the 68th floor. They were stranded for more than an hour.
By Jordan Moses
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