x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Abu Dhabi window cleaners rescued from 15-storey fall

Abu Dhabi Police save two window cleaners after a rope holding their platform snapped.

Abu Dhabi Police save two window cleaners from 15-storey fall.
Abu Dhabi Police save two window cleaners from 15-storey fall.

Two window cleaners had to be rescued after a rope supporting their platform snapped while they were working outside the 15th floor of a building in Abu Dhabi.

Police and Civil Defence secured the platform, at a building on Salam Street, before helping the two Asian men to safety down a rescue ladder.

Lt Col Mohammed Al Ameri, director of the police emergency and public safety department, said rescuers were sent as soon as officers received a report about the window cleaners on Monday.

Capt Abdullah Al Tamimi, head of customer service and public relations at Civil Defence, urged companies to perform regular inspections and maintenance on window-cleaning platforms and cranes to ensure the safety of users and others.

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