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High Winds Leave Window Washers Swinging in Basket Above Oklahoma City`s Tallest Building

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High Winds Leave Window Washers Swinging in Basket Above Oklahoma City`s Tallest Building

High Winds Leave Window Washers Swinging in Basket Above Oklahoma City`s Tallest Building

A window washing basket became unsecured above the Devon Tower, leaving much of downtown Oklahoma City at a standstill as the chaotic scene unfolded.

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High Winds Leave Window Washers Swinging in Basket Above Oklahoma City`s Tallest Building

SO THEY WERE PREPARED TOHANDLE IT.

BUT THE WIN MADEHANDLE IT.

BUT THE WIN MADETHE RESCUE A LITTLEHANDLE IT.

BUT THE WIN MADETHE RESCUE A LITTLEDIFFICULT.

WHAT I GUESS YOUTHE RESCUE A LITTLEDIFFICULT.

WHAT I GUESS YOUDIFFICULT.

WHAT I GUESS YOUNEED FIRE DEPARTMENT.

IT'S ADEVON ENERGY TOWER.

THERE ISDEVON ENERGY TOWER.

THERE ISTHE BIG CONTRAPTION THAT THEYTHE BIG CONTRAPTION THAT THEYUSED TO CLEAN THE WINDOWS BIGUSED TO CLEAN THE WINDOWS BIGPLATFORM.

IT IS SWINGINGUSED TO CLEAN THE WINDOWS BIGPLATFORM.

IT IS SWINGINGAROUND.

I THINK IT BROKE APLATFORM.

IT IS SWINGINGAROUND.

I THINK IT BROKE AAROUND.

I THINK IT BROKE AAROUND.

I THINK IT BROKE AWINDOW THAT CALL COMING IN ASWINDOW THAT CALL COMING IN ASWINDOW THAT CALL COMING IN ASTWO WORKERS WASHING WINDOWSTWO WORKERS WASHING WINDOWSTWO WORKERS WASHING WINDOWSSWUNG 50 STORIES IN THE AIRSWUNG 50 STORIES IN THE AIRSWUNG 50 STORIES IN THE AIRSOME WATCH IT UNFOLD ON THEIRSOME WATCH IT UNFOLD ON THEIRWAY INTO DOWNTOWN FOR WORK.WAY INTO DOWNTOWN FOR WORK.WE WERE TERRIFIED JUSTWE WERE TERRIFIED JUSTWE WERE TERRIFIED JUSTWATCHING IT MUCH LESSWATCHING IT MUCH LESSWATCHING IT MUCH LESSIMAGINING BEING ONE OFIMAGINING BEING ONE OFTHE TWO GUYS THEN LOOK LIKE ATHE TWO GUYS THEN LOOK LIKE ALOT OF FUN AS THE OKLAHOMALOT OF FUN AS THE OKLAHOMALOT OF FUN AS THE OKLAHOMACITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKLOT OF FUN AS THE OKLAHOMACITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKTHEIR WAY TO THE ROOF POLICECITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKTHEIR WAY TO THE ROOF POLICETHEIR WAY TO THE ROOF POLICETHEIR WAY TO THE ROOF POLICEBLOCKED OFF ROADS AS GLASSBLOCKED OFF ROADS AS GLASSBLOCKED OFF ROADS AS GLASSFROM THE BROKEN WINDOWS FELLFROM THE BROKEN WINDOWS FELLABOUT 900 FEET TO THE GROUNDABOUT 900 FEET TO THE GROUNDWAS A VERY TENSE SOME SCARYWAS A VERY TENSE SOME SCARYWAS A VERY TENSE SOME SCARYSITUATION.

THE WIND PUSHINGSITUATION.

THE WIND PUSHINGSITUATION.

THE WIND PUSHINGTHE CRATE BACK AND FORTHTHE CRATE BACK AND FORTHTHE CRATE BACK AND FORTHMAKING IT HARDTHE CRATE BACK AND FORTHMAKING IT HARDFOR FIREFIGHTERS TO THROWMAKING IT HARDFOR FIREFIGHTERS TO THROWFOR FIREFIGHTERS TO THROWTHE TWO MEN INSIDE A ROPE TOTHE TWO MEN INSIDE A ROPE TOSTOP THE SWINGING.

THE FIRSTSTOP THE SWINGING.

THE FIRSTSTOP THE SWINGING.

THE FIRSTTHING WE CAN THINK OF IS HOWTHING WE CAN THINK OF IS HOWTHING WE CAN THINK OF IS HOWWE HAD TO GET A ROPE TO ITWE HAD TO GET A ROPE TO ITWE HAD TO GET A ROPE TO ITAND HAD TO GET IT SECURE ONCEAND HAD TO GET IT SECURE ONCEHE WAS SECURED.

IT WAS EASYAS ANY OTHER RESCUE EVERYONEWORKING QUICKLY AS THE WINDOWWORKING QUICKLY AS THE WINDOWWASHERS WERE FEARFUL ANDWORKING QUICKLY AS THE WINDOWWASHERS WERE FEARFUL ANDANXIOUS AND ONE OFWASHERS WERE FEARFUL ANDANXIOUS AND ONE OFWASHERS WERE FEARFUL ANDANXIOUS AND ONE OFTHE WORKERS IN THERE WAS WASANXIOUS AND ONE OFTHE WORKERS IN THERE WAS WASTHE WORKERS IN THERE WAS WASTRYING TO WORK COMMUNICATETRYING TO WORK COMMUNICATEWITH US AND HE WAS HE WASWITH US AND HE WAS HE WASWITH US AND HE WAS HE WASEXCITED.

THE OTHER THE OTHEREXCITED.

THE OTHER THE OTHERONE WAS WAS VERY CALM ANDONE WAS WAS VERY CALM ANDJUST HOLDING ON.

AFTER MOVINGJUST HOLDING ON.

AFTER MOVINGJUST HOLDING ON.

AFTER MOVINGTHE CRANE TO CENTER THE CRATETHE CRANE TO CENTER THE CRATETHE CRANE TO CENTER THE CRATEOVER THE ROOF THEY LOWEREDTHE CRANE TO CENTER THE CRATEOVER THE ROOF THEY LOWEREDTHE CABLES AND ATTACHOVER THE ROOF THEY LOWEREDTHE CABLES AND ATTACHTHE CABLES AND ATTACHTHE CABLES AND ATTACHTHE ROPE TO BRING THEM IN.THE ROPE TO BRING THEM IN.THE ROPE TO BRING THEM IN.THIS IS NOT AN EVENT THAT YOUTHIS IS NOT AN EVENT THAT YOUTHIS IS NOT AN EVENT THAT YOUCAN GO OUT AND TRAINEDCAN GO OUT AND TRAINEDCAN GO OUT AND TRAINEDSPECIFICALLY FOR THIS IS ANSPECIFICALLY FOR THIS IS ANSPECIFICALLY FOR THIS IS ANEVENT THAT WE HAVE TO TRAINEVENT THAT WE HAVE TO TRAINEVENT THAT WE HAVE TO TRAININ MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES TO BEIN MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES TO BEPREPARED FOR A TENSE RESCUEPREPARED FOR A TENSE RESCUEDONE AND JUST 45 MINUTESDONE AND JUST 45 MINUTESDONE AND JUST 45 MINUTESSOMETHING THE CHIEF IS PROUDSOMETHING THE CHIEF IS PROUDSOMETHING THE CHIEF IS PROUDOF.

I SAY THEY'RE THE BESTSOMETHING THE CHIEF IS PROUDOF.

I SAY THEY'RE THE BESTFIREFIGHTERS IN THE NATION.OF.

I SAY THEY'RE THE BESTFIREFIGHTERS IN THE NATION.FIREFIGHTERS IN THE NATION.



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