People in a high place - level 2

People in a high place - level 2

19-06-2013 14:00

Two window washers from New York had an accident. The platform which they were standing on broke so that they were 45 storeys above the ground.

People watched in horror how they hung above the ground but the window washers themselves were calm. At least that's what the firemen who rescued them said. To save them, they had to cut a hole in a window and get them from the platform inside the building.

The platform is designed to bend in the middle when something goes wrong. It has a lot of safety features too. So people want to know what happened and why it didn't work well this time.

Interesting words: platform (board for standing on), storey (floor), feature (special thing).

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