Scaffolding collapse leaves worker dangling in mid-air

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Two people working on the scaffolding at an Atlantic City building were rescued by firefighters after it collapsed, leaving one worker briefly dangling by his safety rope in mid-air.

The incident happened Monday around 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Atlantic and Kentucky avenues.

According to authorities, the scaffolding was about six floors up when it collapsed on one side.

Authorities say the two men were doing masonry work on the exterior of the building, and the collapse occurred as they started to descend.

Witnesses said the dangling worker had been on the side that collapsed, while the other remained on the scaffolding.

Both were soon pulled to safety through windows. The rescue took about 15 minutes and the scaffolding was secured along the building.

No injuries were reported.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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