NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two window washers were left dangling 28 stories high during a skyscraper scare in Midtown.

It happened around 12:20 p.m. Thursday at a building on East 48th Street.

The workers’ scaffolding malfunctioned, tilting the lift to a nearly 90-degree angle.

Luckily, firefighters were able to straighten everything out and bring the workers in through a window.