Workers on New York skyscraper secured with ropes

NBC New York reports that the two workers have been secured using ropes, and emergency workers are trying to find a way of winching them to safety.

Parts of the streets below, on 57th and 58th streets and Eighth Avenue, have been closed off.

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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.