updated 8/5/2008 4:44:53 AM ET 2008-08-05T08:44:53

New York City police said Tuesday that two men washing windows at a building in downtown Manhattan were killed when the vehicle carrying their lift tipped over.

Detective John Sweeney said the accident occurred around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. He says the men were working when the contraption fell. They were pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigators were at the scene.

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