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


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