Two workers trapped atop skyscraper in New York

Two workers are trapped on a broken piece of scaffold near the top of the 46-storey Hearst Tower in New York City, NBC News reports.

Emergency workers are at the scene.

The damaged equipment appears to be a platform used for cleaning and maintenance.

The damaged scaffold
The damaged scaffold Credit: NBC New York

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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.