Friday 28 October 2016

Window cleaners spin out of control on Shanghai skyscraper

A dramatic video has emerged from China of a window cleaning platform, holding two workers, repeatedly smashing into the side of one of the world's tallest buildings

Published 03/04/2015 | 17:32

Two window cleaners in China have been rescued after their platform spun out of control and crashed into the side of a Shanghai skyscraper.

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The footage was captured by a diner in a restaurant on the located on the 91st floor of the 492 metre-tall Shanghai World Financial Centre on Thursday morning.

It shows the platform swinging violently back and forth and smashing into the glass windows at high speed - causing them to crack.

The incident lasted 15 minutes before the men were rescued.

According to news reports, two pieces of curtain wall on the 91st and 92nd floors were broken as a result of the impacts and the two window cleaners were treated in hospital with minor bruises.

It is thought that strong winds set the cradle swinging. The exact cause of the incident is still being investigated.

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