- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on the rescue of two workers stuck on a platform (all times local):

8:15 a.m.

Phoenix firefighters have rescued two workers who were stuck on an outside platform hanging near the top of the 11-story office building.

A firefighter was lowered to the platform to assess the workers’ equipment, and then each worker was lifted to safety on the roof.

The platform was just below the top of the high-rise, and firefighters mounted their Wednesday morning rescue effort from the flat roof.

The building is near North 44th Street and East Thomas Road.

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7:40 a.m.

Phoenix firefighters are at a high-rise preparing to rescue two painters on an outside platform hanging near the top of the 11-story office building.

The platform is just below the roof of the high-rise, and fire Capt. Reda Bigler says crews will first lower a firefighter to the platform to assess the painters’ equipment.

Bigler says the painters need to be wearing harnesses that can be used to lift the painters to the roof.

The building is near North 44th Street and East Thomas Road.

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