Window Washer Rescued From Ninth Floor of Building: A window washer had to be rescued after the scaffolding he was working on came loose, stranding him above the ninth story of a D.C. office building. Deputy Fire Chief Ken Crosswhite says the man was working Thursday morning between the ninth and 11th floors in an inner atrium of the building on Connecticut Avenue in northwest Washington. He says the scaffolding was hanging vertically when rescuers arrived. Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says the man wasn't injured.
For a couple of window washers, the morning got off to a jolt as their scaffolding collapsed. Co-workers rescued one of the two window washers, but the second had to be rescued by D.C. firefighters. The scaffolding was hanging vertically when rescuers arrived. "One worker was left dangling eight or nine floors up," says D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer. It happened about 7:30 a.m. at 1140 Connecticut Ave., NW, an 11-story high rise. Rescuers secured a rescue platform and lowered a rescuer down to the worker. Firefighters then lowered the two to the second floor. The window washer, who was wearing a safety harnass, was not injured.
A window washer hanging perilously from a rope nine stories above ground was rescued Thursday morning after the scaffolding he was working on came loose at a D.C. office building. Deputy Fire Chief Ken Crosswhite said the man was working Thursday morning between the ninth and 11th floors in an inner atrium of the building on Connecticut Avenue in northwest Washington. He said the scaffolding was hanging vertically when rescuers arrived. Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said the man wasn't injured.
Road cordoned off in Harrow Town Centre after stranded window cleaners: Firefighters were called to Harrow town centre this morning after two window cleaners got stuck in the cradle of a cherry picker. A fire engine was sent to rescue the pair from the vehicle, which they were using to clean the outside of a building in College Road. The road was cordoned-off by police during the operation.
Unsafe work practices blamed for window washer fall: The workers health and safety board says it has an initial theory on what caused Tuesday's fatal fall of a window washer in downtown Montreal. CSST inspectors believe unsafe work practices are to blame. "The work was not well coordinated," CSST spokesperson Alexandra Reny said. Four window cleaners had just stepped off a 20-storey-high platform and removed their safety harnesses before the fall. The CSST is speaking with the three other workers to get a better understanding of what happened. Inspectors will also focus their investigation on the victim's training, Reny said. A final report on the circumstances surrounding the incident is expected in six months.