Window Washer Rescued From Dangling Scaffolding

Rescue crews saved man

By Jim Iovino
|  Thursday, Aug 20, 2009  |  Updated 10:59 AM EDT
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Deputy Fire Chief Describes Window Washer's Peril

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Special Operations rescue a trapped worker on scaffolding inside an atrium at 1140 Connecticut Avenue.

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Deputy Fire Chief Describes Window Washer's Peril

Deputy Fire Chief Ken Crosswhite describes the rescue of a window washer.
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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.

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