Window washers working on a lower Manhattan building in the Financial district became trapped on a rig 17 stories above ground on Tuesday, May 10.
First officials were able to safety remove the men from the rig, miraculously all involved escaped without any serious injuries.
Authorities are still investigating what caused the incident but preliminary reports show the rig was at least partially defective. As Tuesday’s event show defective work equipment can be extremely dangerous. Click here to learn more about defective work equipment. If you’ve been injured in a workplace incident contact us today to discuss your legal options.