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Firefighters broke a couple of windows on the 40-story building to get to the workers, who were stranded on the platform for about 20 minutes.Their hanging scaffolding malfunctioned and one side of the basket dropped on the Exchange Place side of the office building in the city's financial district, Boston Fire Department Deputy Chief Robert Calobrisi said.

CBS Station WBZ Photo Gallery: High-Rise Scare Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Authorities secured the area from pedestrians near the end of the busy morning commute while glass fell from the building."It's always a dangerous rescue when you're up that high," Calobrisi said.

The platform somehow shifted downward on one side while the workers, whose names have not been released, were cleaning windows on the 37th floor, Calobrisi said.

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