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Video shows two window washers stranded in swinging lift at top of Oklahoma tower

Stomach-churning video shows two window washers stranded in wildly swinging basket at the top of 50-story Oklahoma skyscraper

  • The basket swung out of control as firefighters worked to rescue the two men 
  • It banged against the sides of the 850-foot building as they clutched the railing 
  • The scaffold even broke windows on the tower as it continued to spin in the air
  • The men were stuck for nearly an hour before fighters were able to secure it  

Two window washers were trapped for nearly an hour on a dangling basket at the top of a 50-story skyscraper in Oklahoma. 

Terrifying footage captured the basket as it swung out of control while firefighters tried to rescue the workers from the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City. 

The scaffold, which was dangling from a crane, banged against the sides of the 850-foot building that extended 20 feet above the roof as the men clutched the railing. 

Two window washers were trapped for nearly an hour on a dangling basket at the top of a 50-story skyscraper in Oklahoma

Terrifying footage captured the basket as it swung out of control while firefighters tried to rescue the workers from the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City

Terrifying footage captured the basket as it swung out of control while firefighters tried to rescue the workers from the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City

The scaffold, which was dangling from a crane, banged against the sides of the 850-foot building that extended 20 feet above the roof as the men clutched the railing

The scaffold, which was dangling from a crane, banged against the sides of the 850-foot building that extended 20 feet above the roof as the men clutched the railing

It even broke windows as it continued to spin in the air. 

The two men became stranded shortly  before 7.45am on Wednesday outside the tower. 

They were pulled to safety around 8.30am. 

Firefighters managed to secure the basket with ropes to stop it from swinging, and then brought it back down to the roof. 

It even broke windows as it continued to spin in the air during the terrifying ordeal

It even broke windows as it continued to spin in the air during the terrifying ordeal

This photo shows the windows that were broken as the basket spun wildly out of control

This photo shows the windows that were broken as the basket spun wildly out of control 

The two men became stranded shortly before 7.45am on Wednesday outside the tower. They were pulled to safety around 8.30am

The two men became stranded shortly before 7.45am on Wednesday outside the tower. They were pulled to safety around 8.30am

Paramedics evaluated the men, who both refused treatment. 

The cause of the accident is now under investigation, according to Oklahoma City Fire Capt David Macy. 

Devon Energy officials said the two men were contractors. 

The company will also investigate the incident. 

Firefighters managed to secure the basket with ropes to stop it from swinging, and then brought it back down to the roof

Firefighters managed to secure the basket with ropes to stop it from swinging, and then brought it back down to the roof

Paramedics evaluated the men, who both refused treatment. The cause of the accident is now under investigation, according to Oklahoma City Fire Capt David Macy

Paramedics evaluated the men, who both refused treatment. The cause of the accident is now under investigation, according to Oklahoma City Fire Capt David Macy

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