Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Window Cleaners Escape Death in Freak Accident

One of the workers being treated following the fall.
Window cleaners escape death in freak accident: (KUALA LUMPUR): Two Bangladeshi workers were injured after the suspended platform they were on plunged to the ground near a bank on Jalan Ampang. City Fire and Rescue Department chief operations officer Samsol Maarif Saibani said the incident occurred at approximately 12.30pm Wednesday, but that a distress call was only received an hour later from a passer-by.

"We dispatched firemen from the Keramat fire and rescue department to the scene. "By the time we arrived, the two Bangladeshi workers had already been sent to the hospital by an ambulance," he added. Samsol said that the platform was typically used for window washing purposes. The height from which it fell was not revealed. City Fire and Rescue Department director Khiruddin Drahman said the impact of the fall was minimal and it was being investigated by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).

Firefighters help stranded window washer in Mt. Lebanon: Mt. Lebanon police and firefighters helped rescue a window washer who found himself stuck outside a 10-story office building on Washington Road Wednesday afternoon.

A maintenance worker at 650 Washington Road — informally known as the Cyclops Building for its former tenant, Cyclops Steel — called police just before 4 p.m. to report that a window washer was stuck on the outside of the building about three floors up, said Deputy Chief Chris Buttlar of the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department. The window washer apparently had a miscommunication with an assistant, who was supposed to let him back into the building but left.

The window washer managed to lower himself into the light well of the adjacent building — an open space within 654 Washington Road designed to let light and air into its upper floors — where firefighters could lower a ladder for him to climb out, Buttlar said.

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