2 rescued from scaffold near top of 50-story Oklahoma tower

2 rescued from scaffold near top of 50-story Oklahoma tower

Video footage shared on Twitter shows the lift being whipped back and forth uncontrollably, hitting the building and breaking windows, causing glass to fall onto Sheridan Avenue below.

Emergency crews are rescuing two people trapped on a lift in downtown Oklahoma City, KFOR reports. (Supplied) The vessel they were in broke several windows of the building as it smashed into the side.

The two men were stranded outside the 259-metre skyscraper for under an hour before being pulled to safety.

Oklahoma City Fire tweeted this morning: "Dangerous situation at Devon Tower".

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The basket was high in the air, swinging, when firefighters rushed to the scene at Devon Tower around 8 a.m. local time.

Macy said firefighters secured the scaffold with ropes as it dangled from a crane, 20-30 feet above the roof.

Paramedics evaluated the men, who both refused treatment. At that point, it wasn't known if they were injured.

The building, Oklahoma City's tallest, is the corporate headquarters of energy company Devon Energy Corporation.

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