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Scaffolding malfunction leaves two window washers dangling off side of Chinatown building

Dangling platform

The Boston Fire Department reports one side of a platform being used by window washers at 230 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown gave way shortly before 11 a.m. gave way, leaving two workers hanging for dear life 12 stories up until firefighters arrived to get them down safely.

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I look at window washers and think they must have very strong minds. There is the physical threat of course but to be out there everyday so high up , I could not do it.

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They will play with cats and wave to office inmates. They always seem so pleasant.

So good to see that they have redundant systems (harnesses) to save them.

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I have never worked high enough to know this but I am happy to know that many have that sense of goodwill!!!

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