Construction platform fails, leaving worker dangling in air

October 14, 2019 GMT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two workers on a construction platform in New Jersey were rescued after it failed and left one worker briefly dangling by his safety rope in midair.

No injuries were reported Monday morning in Atlantic City. The platform holding the workers was about six floors up when it let go on one side.

Authorities say that the two men had been doing masonry work and that the collapse occurred as they started to descend.

Witnesses say the dangling worker was on the side that dropped, while the other remained on the scaffold. Both were pulled to safety through windows.

The workers declined comment, and authorities have not released their names.

The cause is being investigated.