Workers stuck on scaffolding rescued by PF&R

No injuries were reported

Two workers were trapped when a scaffolding motor failed at 1 SW Columbia in Portland, July 15, 2017 (PFR)
Two workers were trapped when a scaffolding motor failed at 1 SW Columbia in Portland, July 15, 2017 (PFR)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two workers installing signage on the Umpqua Bank Building in downtown Portland were trapped when a scaffolding motor failed Saturday morning.

Firefighters rushed to the scene at 1 SW Columbia to rescue the workers, who were hanging about 15 feet from the top of the 263-foot building. The rope rescue brought both workers to the roof. No injuries were reported.

Tom Keljo, the owner of Security Signs, told KOIN 6 News the swing stage mechanism broke, which moves the scaffold up and down.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as soon as possible.