Video: Fall-Protection Saves Two Masons in Bethesda Scaffolding Collapse

Firefighters rescue men dangling from their fall-protection harnesses eight stories up from a building in the National Institutes of Health campus

Firefighters rescued two masons dangling from fall-protection harnesses eight stories above a National Institutes of Health parking lot after the scaffolding they were working from partially collapsed late Wednesday morning.

One of the stays for the suspended scaffolding gave way. Both men were wearing fall-protection gear, though, and after treatment for minor injuries they returned to the job site Wednesday afternoon.

(see video of the accident scene and rescue . . . )