Pair of dangling construction workers rescued after Florida scaffolding collapse

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A pair of construction workers dangle from a building in Palmetto Bay, Fla., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (WSVN via CNN Newsource)

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. (CIRCA) - Two construction workers dangling from the side of a South Florida building after a scaffolding collapse were rescued Tuesday morning.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted at 9:30 a.m. that it was headed to an incident at 18001 Old Cutler Road -- the address of Palmetto Bay Village Center.

By 10 a.m., one of the workers had been rescued, according to an MFDR tweet.

The second worker was rescued before 10:30 a.m., MFDR said.

According to WSVN-TV, the workers -- who had been secured by harness ropes during the rescue -- were not injured.

MDFR Chief Jeff Strickland applauded the safe, efficient rescue his team performed.

“These four units that take extensive training in technical rescue, which is vehicle machinery rescue, rope rescue, confined space rescue -- there are various types of collapse,” Strickland told WSVN-TV. “As you can see, I’m very proud of them. In less than that golden hour, they were able to stabilize the situation and bring the two victims to a safe location.”


Leake reported from Washington.