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Authorities say two workers have been rescued from a malfunctioning platform on a luxury high-rise 40 stories above lower Manhattan.
The Fire Department says no one was injured in the mishap Friday morning at a building under construction on Murray Street, about 10 blocks from the World Trade Center.
It’s not immediately clear what went wrong with the platform around 8 a.m. New York Police Department Special Operations Chief Harry Wedin tweeted that the device was around the 40th floor.
The FDNY says workers were soon helped off the platform and through a window, and the platform was secured.
A call to the building’s sales office wasn’t immediately returned. Its website says the 64-story building will feature glass-walled apartments priced at up to $40 million.
#HappeningNow Great Job by #NYPD ESU & @FDNY with the rescue of 2 people from a malfunctioning scaffold. Working together they successfully removed 2 workers from a scaffold stuck on the 40th floor high above Murray Street in #Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/t1TtVgjiVm
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) May 11, 2018
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) May 11, 2018
— FDNY (@FDNY) May 11, 2018