October 24, 2001
A veteran window-washer died yesterday in a fall at Baltimore's 30-story World Trade Center, where he apparently was working for the first time. The victim, Wade C. Dutton, 40, appeared to have been caught by his safety gear before reaching the pavement, and his body remained suspended about 20 feet above the ground until city firefighters could bring it down using a forklift vehicle. Dutton, 40, the father of three teen-age children who lived in the 1200 block of E. Madison St., was on his first day at the building for his employer, Skyclean of Baltimore, said his mother, Annie Dutton Davis, 63. She said that her son had been a window-washer for several years and that she was told he had been working outside the 28th floor when he fell about 1:25 p.m. The accident was being investigated by the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency and Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the law enforcement agency responsible for the building, said its spokesman, Cpl. Greg Prioleau.
January 27, 2008
When you've tried everything you can think of to resolve a problem and then given up in despair, you might be surprised to find that there's still reason to hope. Ann Saltzman discovered that gem recently after more than four months of fruitless attempts to repair a spasmodic and possibly possessed Frigidaire washing machine she bought for $747 in April 2005. The washer worked fine for two years, the 65-year-old Owings Mills nurse said. Then in September, the trouble began. After 15 minutes of run time, the motor cut off and restarted every five minutes.
October 21, 1997
A window washer working at a medical building in Otterbein was critically injured yesterday afternoon when he fell three stories after a cable holding scaffolding snapped, fire officials said.Brian Kelly, 38, was treated by doctors from Deaton Medical Center in the 600 block of S. Charles St. He was transported by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical condition yesterday.The full extent of his injuries was not known, but fire officials said he suffered a broken femur and possible back or spinal injuries.
December 14, 1991
Where should you locate the laundry facilities when you're building or remodeling? Didn't used to be a question: Washer and dryer went in the basement. If the house didn't have a basement, they went into a separate laundry room, usually somewhere near the back door.Then designers and builders thought, hey, the biggest part of laundry is linens, and where are the linens? Where the bedrooms are. So why lug heavy sheets and towels all over the house; why not put the washer and dryer on the second floor, or near the bedrooms?
January 20, 1994
POLICE LOG* Glenelg: 13900 block of Kennard Drive: A refrigerator, generator, dishwasher and a washer and dryer set were stolen from a house under construction last Thursday.
April 21, 1997
PoliceEldersburg: An Elkridge couple and a Catonsville contractor told police that someone broke into a home under construction in the 5000 block of Pawtucket Lane in Eldersburg and stole a washer, dryer, refrigerator and a garage-door opener. An estimate of the loss was unavailable.Pub Date: 4/21/97