Two men rescued after being stuck in scaffolding dangling off 1 World Trade Center

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NEW YORK — Two workers were rescued from a window washing scaffolding that came loose and was dangling high above the ground off 1 World Trade Center, fire officials said Wednesday.

Crews rushed to the scene about 12:45 p.m. EST after callers reported seeing a broken scaffold on the 104-story building.

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This Earth Cam view shows scaffolding dangling high up 1 World Trade Center in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.

This Earth Cam view shows scaffolding dangling high up 1 World Trade Center in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.

Its cable snapped and the basket was hanging somewhere near the 69th floor, according to the New York City Fire Department.

Rescuers cut the glass near the scaffolding so they could pluck the workers from the basket and pull them inside to safety, according to officials at the scene. The building’s windows near the workers do not open.

The basket appeared to be stable and the workers were tethered inside, though the scaffold’s cables were swaying in the breeze.

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