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VIDEO: Basket of workers atop 844-foot OK City tower ‘swinging wildly out of control’ has been contained

Looking north towards downtown Oklahoma City. The Devon Tower, the city's tallest building, is the on the left side of the photo. (Urbanative/Wikimedia Commons)
May 15, 2019

Workers were trapped on a window washing lift that hanging above an Oklahoma City skyscraper and swinging wildly out of control.

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. EST – Firefighters have secured the lift and successfully rescued the two workers.

Footage of the rescue was captured below:

“UPDATE: Firefighters have successfully rescued the two window washers. EMSA and OKCFD are assessing the victims for potential injuries now,” the Oklahoma City Fire Department tweeted.

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Two people were trapped in the basket-like mechanized lift, which was dangling from a crane-like structure over the building’s roof and swinging uncontrollably at high speeds.

The building is Devon Tower, a 50-story, 844-foot high corporate office building and the tallest structure in the city.

“Dangerous situation at Devon Tower. A large basket, believed to have window washers inside, is swinging wildly out of control at the top of the tower. This is a very dangerous situation. Please avoid the area. Firefighters are working to access this now,” the Oklahoma City Fire Department tweeted at 8:02 a.m. local time.

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Firefighters worked to gain control over the device controlling the lift.

The lift was repeatedly slamming into the building and breaking windows.