Men saved from broken scaffold

Two workers stuck on a damaged piece of scaffolding 182 metres (597 feet) up near the top of the Hearst Tower in New York have been rescued.

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Report: Plan to pull trapped workers through window

Emergency service workers are trying to rescue two workers stuck on a damaged piece of scaffolding 45 storeys up in New York.

The rescue effort at the Heart Tower in New York
The rescue effort at the Heart Tower in New York Credit: NBC News

ABC News reports that they are trying to get the workers back into the building through windows on the 44th floor.

The workers appear to be moving and responding to instructions.

Emergency service workers on the roof of the Hearst Tower
Emergency service workers on the roof of the Hearst Tower Credit: NBC News
The rescue effort at the Heart Tower in New York
The rescue effort at the Heart Tower in New York Credit: NBC News

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Workers stuck on 182-metre tower in Manhattan

Two workers are stuck on a damaged piece of scaffolding near the top of the 46-storey Hearst Tower, at the southern end of Central Park in New York.

The building stands at 182 metres (597 feet).

Read: Two workers trapped atop skyscraper in New York

'A' marks the location of the Hearst Tower
'A' marks the location of the Hearst Tower Credit: Google Maps

The building houses media company Hearst Corporation, which publishes magazines like Cosmopolitan and Esquire, and runs a number of television stations.

The Hearst Tower
The Hearst Tower Credit: Google Maps