Firefighters rescue two people dangling from Oklahoma City skyscraper

WATCH: Window Washers Trapped Mid-Air as Rigging Swings Wildly Out Of Control

Rescue underway after two trapped on lift in Oklahoma City

The two workers were in a lift near the top of the 844ft (260 metre) tower when the basket suddenly became loose. Video from the scene showed the scaffold banging against sides of the building that extend above the roof and breaking windows. Roads in the area were cordoned off to protect people from potential hazards.

The Oklahoma City Fire department said on Twitter that the basket was secured as of 8:25 a.m., and the two window washers were safe by 8:49 a.m.

Emergency crews rescued two window washers Wednesday who were trapped in a material lift basket that was spinning out of control and slamming into the side of Oklahoma City's tallest building.

The "very unsafe situation" unfolded around 7:45 a.m. local time. "Firefighters are working to access this now".

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Local reports say the two workers were rescued but it remains unclear if either of them were injured.

Devon Tower is the tallest building in Oklahoma city, according to KFOR.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished with permission.

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