Brick Workers Rescued From Side of Building

Two brick workers were rescued from a building in Maryland after the suspended platform they were on partially collapsed.

Montgomery County Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer said officials were called around 11 a.m. Wednesday to a building on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda. Piringer says the two men who had been on the platform were suspended in place by safety equipment and were about 75 feet above the ground.

The National Institutes of Health fire department was able to rescue the men using a bucket ladder. The two were taken to the hospital to be evaluated and did not have life-threatening injuries.

It was not clear what caused the platform to collapse. The building the men were rescued from is a clinical center.

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