2 rescued from scaffold near top of 50-story Oklahoma tower

A lift at the top of the Devon Tower in Oklahoma city was hit by high winds while two people were on board on Wednesday

Two window washers were in a lift basket at the top of Oklahoma's tallest building when it began swinging wildly out of control, the Oklahoma City Fire Department tweeted. (Supplied) The vessel they were in broke several windows of the building as it smashed into the side.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department has been called in to secure a large basket containing two window washers swinging at the top of Devon Tower.

Locals were asked to avoid the area around the 50-floor Devon Tower as the situation unfolded.

The two men were stranded outside the 259-metre skyscraper for under an hour before being pulled to safety.

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Macy said paramedics evaluated both men and both refused treatment.

The cause of the accident is now under investigation, according to Oklahoma City Fire Capt David Macy. At that point, it wasn't known if they were injured.

Officials with Devon Energy, which owns the building in downtown Oklahoma City, told KOCO that window washers were contractors and that the company has an emergency response team that will investigate the incident.

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