Monday, 19 October 2015

Window Washer Rescue Downtown Cleveland

A window washer was rescued Monday morning after becoming stranded while dangling outside a Cleveland building. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. on E. 9th Street and Teresa Court.
Window washer rescued in downtown Cleveland (Downtown Cleveland, OH) - A window washer was plucked from the side of a downtown Cleveland building in a dramatic rescue Monday. Firefighters performed a rope rescue at East 9th and Theresa Lane. They were called to the scene around 10:15 a.m. It's believed an equipment malfunction left the worker stranded about stories up. Firefighters went on the roof and lowered him down. He was not injured and went back to work.

Cleveland firefighters helped rescue a window washer who became trapped on a ledge downtown by setting up a rope system. When crews arrived, they found the window washer on a ledge on the 13th floor of a building at East 9th Street and Theresa Court. The man told emergency crews that his carabiner clip broke, but he wasn't concerned about falling and was just going to continue cleaning.

Cleveland firefighters rescued a window washer who was stuck on the 13th floor ledge of a downtown building. The man became trapped about 10:20 a.m. Monday outside the IMG Center on East 9th Street near Theresa Court.

Cleveland fire spokesman Larry Gray said the crew decided the best way to help the man was by safely bringing him down. He was on the ledge for a total of about 30 minutes, authorities said. EMS checked out the man and he was found to be in good condition.
He was stuck for about a half hour before firefighters arrived. The man was washing windows when the hook connecting him to his harness broke, fire officials said. Cleveland firefighters went to the roof and set up a pulley system so the man could scale the building and lower himself to the ground. The man was checked by paramedics and then went back to work. East 9th street was partially blocked during the rescue.

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