Two window washers rescued from Financial District scaffolding after debris falls from site

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BY MARK HALLUM Two workers were rescued from a construction site at 60 Wall St. on Monday afternoon after police said glass came falling down from above their location onto some scaffolding.

The city Department of Buildings confirmed that an outrigger on the window washing equipment at the 46th floor had broken a window above the workers who were parallel with the eighth floor.

Fireifghters were able to pull the two men to safety while the street below remained closed for some time as authorities investigated the incident.

FDNY said the incident occurred at about 12:50 p.m. on Sept. 30. Initially, there were reports that the scaffolding itself was collapsing.

Authorities left the scene at about 2 p.m., according to the FDNY, and the DOB said the investigation was under the purview of the state Department of Labor.

Cops told The Villager there were no reported injuries from the incident.

Correction: police sources identified the two men as construction workers, this story has been updated to show they were in fact window washers, as per the city Department of Buildings.