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.
UPDATE | Technical Rescue – Devon Tower | Here is video of the out of control basket as firefighters attempt to control the device. DM pic.twitter.com/IzT65CaHnA
— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) May 15, 2019
The Devon Tower is the tallest building in Oklahoma City.
Fire officials announced the closure of several intersections and urged employees and passersby to avoid the area.