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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE - a fisheye lens was used in the creation of this image) Window cleaners Lee Mason (left) and Paul Wright (right) pause for a break in their cleaning gondola outside the 50th floor of the One Canada Square skyscraper on February 8, 2011 in London, England. Currently the tallest building in Britain, it lies at the heart of Canary Wharf, the business and shopping district on the River Thames. To clean all the windows of the building takes a month, with the cleaners suspended up to 190m from the ground. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Two window washers had to be rescued from a 50-story skyscraper in Oklahoma City.  Their basket somehow got loose and started swinging out of control.

There’s video from ground level of it swinging back and forth . . . and there’s also close-up footage from a news chopper where you see the basket banging into the building as the guys hang on for dear life.

The two men were eventually rescued by first responders who broke out windows on an upper floor of the building and pulled them inside.  One of the window washers had a minor shoulder injury.

Terrifying scene for window washers above Oklahoma City

Two window washers in Oklahoma City were jolted along on a terrifying ride hundreds of feet up in the air outside of a tall building on Wednesday after the large basket they were working in began "swinging wildly out of control." The workers were eventually rescued, but at the height of the tense situation, which unfolded after 7:45 a.m.