Window washers rescued from rig swinging 'wildly out of control' 50 stories up

Oklahoma City firefighters called the situation extremely dangerous as they worked to secure the basket on May 15, 2019. (Photo: Oklahoma City Fire Dept.)
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OKLAHOMA CITY (KKTV) - Two window washers have been rescued from an "out of control" rig that was dangling off a city skyscraper and swinging wildly Wednesday morning.

Oklahoma City firefighters rushed to the Devon Tower around 8 a.m. local time after receiving a 911 call that high winds were swinging a window washing rig like a yo-yo.

"A large basket, believed to have window washers inside, is swinging wildly out of control at the top of the tower. This is a very dangerous situation. Please avoid the area," the fire department tweeted just after getting the call.

The fire department continued tweeting updates from the scene.



Just before 9 a.m. CST, firefighters confirmed they had rescued the two window washers.

The Devon Tower is 50 stories and is the 49th tallest building in the United States.