Window washer rescued from 13th-floor perch

February 03, 2010

A window washer became stuck Tuesday afternoon outside the 13th floor of a building under construction in the 800 block of Lancaster St. in Fells Point and was rescued in less than an hour by city firefighters, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman. The man was uninjured and declined to talk to reporters. Cartwright said a small motor above the platform the man was working on malfunctioned about 3 p.m., preventing the platform from moving up or down, and that ropes became tangled.

- Richard Irwin

Discuss this story and others in our talk forums Most recent local news talk forum topics:

More news talk forums: Local | Nation/World | Business | Health/Science | Computers/Technology
Note: In-story commenting has been temporarily disabled due to technical issues. We are working to correct the issue and will bring back this feature in the future. In the meantime, please use our talk forums to discuss stories.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.