Construction workers rescued from broken boom in NW Travis County

Two workers have been rescued after getting stuck in a construction boom in northwest Travis County.

The Austin Fire Department said earlier Thursday afternoon the workers were stuck approximately 110 feet in the air and uninjured after the boom has lost functionality.

AFD's technical rescue crews were at the scene in the 10010 block of N FM 620, near the Tree Frogs wooden swing set factory. 

About an hour after AFD shared the initial scene photos, the workers were safely rescued using a rope system to lower them from the bucket of the construction boom to the ground.

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The workers were safely rescued using a rope system to lower them to the ground. (Austin Fire Department)