Men rescued from scaffold 8 stories up - Philadelphia News

NORTH PHILADELPHIA - December 23, 2008 Chopper 6 was over the scene at Broad and Tioga streets in North Philadelphia where two construction workers were dangling from a scaffolding that gave way.

The men were eight floors up at a building on Temple University's

"He was hanging off the side of the building and it's a bad situation," said Andre Hawkes of Northeast Philadelphia. "If he didn't have the safety lines on that would have been it for him but it's a good thing he had the safety lines on."

Both men were rescued safely.

Officials are investigating what went wrong with the scaffolding.

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