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Window washers rescued after their out-of-control lift slammed into building

Window washers rescued after their out-of-control lift slammed into building

Fire crews have rescued two people stuck in what appears to be window washing lift that got caught in high winds in Oklahoma City.

David Macy says the two were stranded shortly before 7:45 a.m. Wednesday outside the 50-floor Devon Tower and were pulled to safety about 8:30 a.m.

Two people, who were believed to be window washers, were on the lift when it came loose and started swinging, according to the report.

Video from the scene showed the lift banging against the building and breaking windows.

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Benny Fulkerson, spokesman for the Oklahoma City Fire Department, said there were "scary moments" before firefighters rescued the workers by lowering ropes from the roof. Roads in the area were cordoned off to protect people from potential hazards.

The Devon Tower is the tallest building in Oklahoma City.

It was not immediately clear if either window washer was hurt.