Two workers have been rescued after a mechanical issue left them hanging from ropes at a construction site in downtown Austin.
According to a report by KXAN, the incident occurred on Thursday morning shortly after 10 a.m.
KXAN reported that a guidewire that helps raise and lower the scaffolding got caught, causing it to stop responding and stranding the two workers.
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A technician tried to resolve the mechanical issue, but when that didn't work, the Austin Fire Department had to rescue the workers using a "team-based pick-off" technique, KXAN reported.
KXAN reported that this strategy, which involved tethering the workers to the rescuers and using a rope to slowly get to the ground, was the third option rescue crews used to get the workers down safely.
The first worker was rescued shortly after 12:30 p.m., and the second worker was rescued just before 1 p.m., KXAN reported.
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The Austin Fire Department told KXAN that no one was injured during the incident.