Friday, September 19, 2008

Window washers saved; celebrate at Hooters

Tommy Florio, 42, and Danny Sandler, 32, were working at the 70th floor of the Metropolitan Tower at 145 W. 56th Street when one of the brakes failed on their scaffold, leaving it dangerously tilted, they told The Post.

The glaziers hit the emergency brake, leaving their platform dangling in the air.

Next, they tried to call for help -- but high above city streets, they found their cell phones could not get enough reception to call 911.


Jeffrey Velasquez, who was working on the 60th floor of a building a worker in a building across the street, saw the men's frantic signalling, and had a colleague dial 911.

Emergency services cops got the call around 11:30 a.m., and rushed to the scene.

Then, they pulled Florio and Sandler inside. Neither window washer was injured.

The two co-workers planned to take the rest of the day off -- they headed yesterday afternoon to the bar at a nearby Hooters restaurant.


Anonymous said...

They went to a HOOTERS????!!!!???

Anonymous said...

I hope the girls gave them some TLC.

Anonymous said...

just looking at this picture makes my palms sweat.

Anonymous said...

they probably had a few drinks before the accident!

Anonymous said...

i'm sure their wives were super happy about the hooters part.

Anonymous said...

If went through that, I would go to someplace that's better than Hooter's.

Anonymous said...

So these guys couldn't get enough reception to dial 911, but the victims of Flight 93 could call people on their cell phones and had no trouble getting through? Odd.

Anonymous said...

Hooters is two blocks away.