Mechanical issue to blame for stranding workers at Vdara
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Authorities say a mechanical issue is to blame for stranding four window changers 35 floors up at the Vdara on Wednesday.
The ordeal began just before noon when the crane that was suspending the workers on the side of Vdara suffered a mechanical malfunction.
That crane had a basket suspended down to the 35th floor. When workers discovered something was wrong with the crane, they called for help.
Clark County Fire crews responded to the scene at about noon and immediately devised a plan to rescue the stranded workers.
Each worker was lowered in a harness to the roof of the third floor. It took rescuers about 25 minutes to save each worker.
By mid-afternoon, all four workers were safely back on the ground. None of them required medical attention.
It's unclear what caused the mechanical issue. MGM Resorts, a partial owner of Vdara, said they plan to have hotel safety officials review the matter.
Action News will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.