Wild video shows window washers trapped on swinging lift


Crews responded to the Devon Tower shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The corporate offices of the Oklahoma City-based energy company Devon Energy Corp are located in the Devon Tower. As a safety precaution, employees and passersby are asked to avoid the area.

Emergency responders quickly sprung into action and arrived on the scene. At that point, it wasn't known if they were injured.

The two contractors were washing the building's windows when they became trapped on the lift, according to officials.

Paramedics evaluated the men, who both refused treatment.

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The names of the two workers have not yet been revealed.

Oklahoma City Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Walker said it was likely the crane's safety features had "kicked in" because of the "high wind gusts that started affecting their operation".

Macy said firefighters secured the scaffold with ropes as it dangled from a crane, 20-30 feet above the roof.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. "It wasn't luck. They knew what they were doing and they implemented their plan perfectly", Walker said at the news conference.