Two Window Washers Stuck 30 Feet Above Ground Rescued After Rope Break

Firefighters responded to Friendship Heights with a ladder


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Firefighters rescue window washers stuck on the Chevy Chase Metro Building in Friendship Heights. Via Pete Piringer/Twitter

A broken rope left two window washers suspended about 30 feet in the air before they were rescued by a team of firefighters Tuesday morning, a rescue official said.

A “malfunction” with one rope caused both workers to be stranded on the Chevy Chase Metro Building in Friendship Heights, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said. Using a firetruck with a ladder and bucket, firefighters were able to bring both to the ground safety after about 15 minutes.

Medics transported one worker to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, he said.

Because their safety gear held them in place, the two men were not in danger of falling, but were also unable to get down, Piringer said.

Firefighters had prepared for a technical rescue, but found the situation to be relatively uncomplicated, he said.


Via Pete Piringer/Twitter

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