The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) reportedly rescued a pair of construction workers Tuesday after their scaffolding collapsed and left them stuck on the 10th floor of a building in the Upper West Side.
Firefighters were called to the building on 78th Street and Broadway at 4:30 p.m. where a man and woman doing facade work on the residential building were stuck on the 10th floor, CBS 2 reported.
The two construction workers reportedly moved to a narrow ledge by a window as they waited roughly five to 10 minutes for an FDNY team to arrive. Witness John Bedolis told CBS 2 that the workers “were hanging on to the ledge of the window” by their safety harnesses.
The rescue operation went smoothly for the woman, who firefighters were reportedly able to move into the building through the window. The man, however, was left clinging on the edge as his safety harness was pulled too tight, according to ABC 6. Firefighters were able to rescue the man by throwing a rope down the side of the building from the roof, CBS 2 reported.
The firefighters had to “attach their safety line to