Workers rescued from scaffold about 17 floors high in NYC

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Posted: May 10, 2016 11:29 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Two workers have been rescued from a scaffold that dangled about 17 stories above street level in New York City.

The Fire Department of New York says the men became trapped on the slanting scaffold between the 16th and 17th floor at around 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in lower Manhattan. The FDNY initially reported the men were stuck 27 stories above street level.

One rescuer rappelled on the side of the building with a rope.

The workers made it safely into the building through a broken window about 40 minutes later.

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This story has been corrected to show that authorities now say the scaffolding dangled about 17 stories, not 27 stories, above the street.