VIDEO: Window washers safe after scaffolding collapses in Midtown

A scaffolding collapsed at an Midtown apartment building.

Atlanta fire is investigating after a scaffolding collapsed at an apartment building at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and 14th Street, Sgt. Cortez Stafford said.

Two window washers were on the platform, but managed to climb to safety with the help of residents, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Atlanta Fire told Channel 2 that the workers’ safety harnesses saved them from falling, probably to their deaths.

A portion of the scaffolding hit power lines, which caused an electrical explosion and car fire, Atlanta Fire Rescue said in a Twitter post.

“It looks like some items fell off a building that hit some power lines,” Stafford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Firefighters are on the scene working to secure the dangling platform.

There are no reports of anyone being injured, he said.

Atlanta police have shut down all lanes at the intersection of 14th Street and West Peachtree Street. Drivers are urged to find an alternative route.

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