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Workers Dangle From Fla. Building After Scaffolding Collapses



    Workers Rescued After Palmetto Bay Scaffolding Collapse

    Two workers were rescued after they were left hanging on the side of a building following a scaffolding collapse in Palmetto Bay.

    (Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

    Rescue crews responded after workers were left dangling on the side of a building after a scaffolding collapsed in Palmetto Bay Tuesday morning.

    The incident happened at the Palmetto Bay Village Center at 18001 Old Cutler Road just after 9 a.m.

    Footage showed two workers dangling from safety lines near the scaffolding, which was hanging off the side of the building about three floors above a landing.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers responded and helped one of the men to safety with the help of a ladder truck on the ground and firefighters on the roof.

    Crews were able to lower the other man to safety a short time later.

    "There was one that was actually hanging, there was one that was able to actually sit on the edge of the scaffolding," said fire rescue worker Maggie Castro. "We decided to take the one that was hanging first, since there's always the possibility of there being compression injuries."

    Both workers were able to walk away without injuries.

    Check back with NBC 6 for updates.