Trapped Window Washers Swing Wildly Above Towering Oklahoma High-Rise

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An emergency rescue was underway in Oklahoma City where two people were trapped on a lift, according to KFOR.

There was a terrifying situation in Oklahoma City on Wednesday as two window washers held on for dear life after their scaffold came loose on the side of Devon Tower. The lift hit part of the building and broke glass.

Paramedics evaluated the men, who both refused treatment.

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The workers were being lowered by a crane from the top of the Devon Tower when it started "swinging wildly out of control", according to the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

According to Fulkerson, it is unclear how the lift became stuck, but an investigation is now underway.

Firefighters managed to secure the lift that was dangling from the top of the building and pull the two to safety about 8.30am after half an hour.

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The fire department continued tweeting updates from the scene.

"We're also pleased with the quick actions of our Corporate Security and Incident Management teams".

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