The fire department rescued two workers from a broken Midtown scaffolding this morning. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. on 57th Street near Lexington when part of a construction scaffolding on the 12th floor of a building came loose. CBS 2 reports that workers dangled above the street for about an hour as the FDNY blocked traffic and rushed to rescue them. They were finally saved when firefighters pulled them in through a window.

The rescue interrupted the Friday morning commute as pedestrians gawked and traffic became delayed across Midtown. NBC New York has video of the rescue, and it's scary stuff.

An FDNY spokesperson tells us the two workers are receiving medical attention, but should be all right. The cause of the collapse is under investigation.