Construction workers rescued from building

BUFFALO (WIVB) –  Two construction workers had to be rescued from the side of a building early Monday morning.

Buffalo fire was called to the corner of Main and High Streets just before 7 a.m.

Officials tell us the workers became trapped on the exterior of UB’s Jacob’s School of Medicine several stories in the air.

A pully malfunction apparently caused one side of a long platform to give way. The workers, who were in harnesses, were hanging for a short time.

We’re told both workers did make it down safely after being rescued by a subcontractor with a bucket truck.

The workers were examined by medical personnel and determined to be okay. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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