Window washers rescued Downtown
Emergency crews came to the rescue of two window washers who got trapped several hundred feet above street level on Monday outside a Marina-area high-rise due to a malfunction on their mechanized work platform.
The non-injury mishap at the First Allied Plaza building, 655 W.
Broadway, was reported about 1:15 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue
A firefighter reached the stranded men by rappelling about two floors
from the top of the 23-story structure. The rescuer then strapped one of the
workers to his harness, after which they were lowered 16 floors onto a roof on
a protruding section of the building, reaching it about 2:15 p.m., SDFRD
spokesman Maurice Luque said.
The emergency personnel repeated the procedure for the second victim,
getting him down safely roughly a half-hour later.