Two window washers rescued from ledge atop Midtown highrise after platform gave means and plummeted to floor beneath


Chris Fox, CP24.com


Printed Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:22PM EDT


Final Up to date Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:30PM EDT

Two employees needed to be rescued from a ledge close to the highest of a high-rise in midtown Toronto on Thursday afternoon after the window washing platform they have been on collapsed.

Police say that each people have been working close to the 25th flooring of the constructing on Yonge Road simply south of Eglinton Avenue at round midday when their platform gave means and ended up plummeting a whole lot of ft.

Each employees have been sporting harnesses on the time and have been briefly left dangling earlier than they managed to make their solution to a ledge close to the roof of the constructing.

Firefighters then eliminated some glass and pulled the boys to security.

“What occurred to our understanding is that the staging fell away from them and their security tools labored as attended and each window washers then made it to this ledge space,” Toronto Fireplace District Chief Stephan Powell informed CP24.

Chopper footage from the scene reveals the 2 employees standing on a ledge close to the highest of the constructing.

It additionally reveals the mangled window washing platform mendacity on the sidewalk that runs alongside the high-rise.

Powell stated that neither employee sustained any accidents on account of the incident. He stated that he has additionally not been made conscious of any experiences of different people being hit by the falling particles.

The Ministry of Labour might be attending the scene to conduct an investigation.

Yonge Road can be closed to site visitors south of Eglinton Avenue whereas police clear up the scene.