Construction team escaped death after clinging to broken scaffolding

Clinging on for their lives! Terrifying moment scaffolding breaks and two workers are left dangling 24 stories up until strong winds smash window of Four Seasons hotel and they can climb to safety

  • Two construction workers clinged to broken scaffolding in Colorado Wednesday
  • The pair’s support came loose while 24 stories above ground in the morning
  • Shocked witnesses filmed and took photos from various angles
  • Fortunately the wind blew the scaffolding into Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel
  • It smashed glass and enabled them to climb through to safety
  • They were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries
  • An investigation was launched to determine what caused the incident 
  • A rep told DailyMail.com: ‘No hotel guests, residents or employees were injured’ 

Two Colorado construction workers narrowly escaped death on Wednesday after the scaffolding platform they stood on came loose and began furiously swinging in the wind.

The workers were 24 stories up when the scary incident occurred and those who noticed what was happening in various surrounding buildings hit record on their devices.

Onlookers couldn’t quite believe their eyes when they saw the heavy platform break from the frame and dangerously hover over people walking in the street below that morning. 


Two construction workers clinged to broken scaffolding in Colorado Wednesday before they found safety by climbing off and entering a building through smashed glass (left)

The pair’s support came loose while 24 stories above ground in the morning as they cleaned up scaffolding supplies at the Four Seasons 

Fortunately the gusts blew the scaffolding into Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, where rooms start around $369 per night.

It smashed through glass in the 45 story building and allowed the pair – who were cleaning up scaffolding supplies – to latch on and climb through to safety.

Tony Tromba, who filmed one of the videos from Brooks Tower, said it ‘hit the window and cracked it a few times before it smashed through it’.

It smashed glass and enabled the two workers to climb through to safety before the scaffolding was later retrieved


Fortunately the fire department was on hand quickly to clear the streets below

Shocked witnesses filmed and took photos from various angles that morning in Denver

He told CBS4: ‘It was getting a gust and getting blown away from the building, and it was kind of spinning out and getting blown back. The wind was kind of holding it up and then it would just slam in.’

They were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries, Denver Fire Department said.

Firefighters got a call after 11.20am and closed off the affected area on Arapahoe Street between 14th and 15th streets until 2.30pm, Fox 31 reported.

An investigation was launched to determine what caused the incident.


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An investigation was launched to determine what caused the incident on Wednesday

On Friday a representative from the hotel told DailyMail.com that nobody inside the building was injured either.

The spokesperson said: ‘On Wednesday, scaffolding became unsecured on the side of our building. We appreciate the immediate response of the Denver Police and Fire department, as the areas were immediately secured. 

‘The individuals involved suffered minor injuries and were immediately treated. No hotel guests, residents or employees were injured. At Four Seasons Hotel Denver, the safety and well-being of our guests, residents and employees is our top priority.’

A rep told DailyMail.com: ‘No hotel guests, residents or employees were injured’

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