Workers Stuck in Dangling Scaffolding at World Trade Center

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Two workers became trapped on window washing scafolding outside the 69th floor of One World Trade Center on Nov. 12, 2014. Courtesy: FDNY/Twitter

Two workers became trapped on window washing scafolding outside the 69th floor of One World Trade Center on Nov. 12, 2014.
Courtesy: FDNY/Twitter

NEW YORK CITY (CNN) —

New York emergency crews Wednesday were attempting to rescue two workers trapped in a window-washing scaffold dangling perilously at the 69th floor of the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center building in lower Manhattan, authorities said.

The workers were tethered and uninjured inside the apparatus, the city’s fire department said.

Officials said New York Police Department emergency services units are on scene, and authorities are discussing how best to rescue the workers, including the possibility of cutting the glass window where they’re hanging.

Law enforcement officials said a cable on one side of the scaffold snapped, leaving it hanging by only one cable.

At 1,776 feet tall, the building surpassed Chicago’s Willis Tower — at 1,451 feet — as the nation’s tallest building.