Window Washers Rescued From Dangling Scaffold in Downtown Houston

Channel 13 live-streamed HFD's rescue operation downtown Monday morning.
Channel 13 live-streamed HFD's rescue operation downtown Monday morning.
screenshot, KTRK

The Houston Fire Department on Monday rescued two men stuck on a malfunctioning scaffold dangling from the tallest building in downtown Houston.

HFD's High Angle Rescue Teams arrived at downtown's Chase Bank building Monday morning as a scaffolding malfunction stranded two window washers 71 stories above the pavement. According to a department news release, the team removed glass windows from the 71st floor and pulled the window washers inside the building.

Channel 13's “SkyEye HD” captured the incident on camera and live-streamed the rescue. Standing at 75 stories, the Chase tower at the corner of Texas and Travis streets is Houston's tallest skyscraper.

HFD said the incident was “declared under control” as of 11:10 a.m.

Check back here for updates on this story. 


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