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Video: Window washers trapped at 75-storey tower.

A scaffolding failure in Texas, US, has yet again highlighted the risks associated with working at heights.

Two window washers were reportedly trapped on the 305m high JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, Texas.

The 75-storey building is also touted as the world's tallest five-sided building .

According to The Telegraph , one of the cables securing the scaffolding both workers were standing on snapped.

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Fireengineering.com said a motor operating the cable stopped working.

This cause the platform to tilt to a 45-degree angle, with the workers trapped on the 71 st floor of the building.

The Houston fire department was called in for rescue operations.

Watch the proceedings here:

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Publication:Construction Week
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Date:Jan 13, 2016
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