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Window washers rescued after video shows out-of-control lift slam into building

Posted at 8:57 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 20:57:39-04

OKLAHOMA CITY – Emergency crews rescued two window washers early Wednesday after high winds in downtown Oklahoma City sent their lift spinning out of control.

Video shows the moment the basket-like platform started swinging wildly, smashing panes of glass on a building owned by Devon Energy.

The two people were rescued around 8:30 a.m. and are safe, fire officials say.

The Devon Tower is the tallest building in Oklahoma City.

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Fire officials announced the closure of several intersections and urged employees and passersby to avoid the area.