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July 11, 2006 -WASHINGTON -- A window washer at a downtown office building is safe after some scary moments 60 feet off the ground Tuesday morning. The man was working on a 10-story building at 14th and Eye Streets around 9:30 a.m. when his lines became tangled... (No link available)

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July 25, 2006 Seattle firefighters Monday morning rescued two window washers who had become stuck outside the eighth floor of the King County Courthouse for about 20 minutes. -The Seattle Times Local News Window washers rescued

bulletApril 3, 2006  -A three-ton construction scaffold plunged from a building onto busy downtown Boylston Street, killing two construction workers and a young doctor who was driving by.  -http://www.boston.com/news
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February 2006 -(CBS) CHICAGO A settlement has been reached after strong winds whipped around a scaffold on the Hancock building with deadly consequences in 2002, killing four people. The families of victims killed or injured in a 2002 scaffolding collapse at the John Hancock Center have reached a $75 million settlement with the skyscraper's owner and other companies involved in a joint lawsuit, a lawyer for some of the victims announced Wednesday. -cbs2chicago.com - $75 Million Hancock Scaffold Settlement Reached

bulletNovember 11, 2003 -A window washer fell to his death yesterday from the 12th floor of an apartment building at 38 West 26th Street in Manhattan, the police said. - New York Times
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One worker was killed and two others were hurt when an 18,000-pound section of scaffolding collapsed as it was being moved on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. More at SFGate.com

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On March 9, 2002 a temporary suspended scaffold collapsed at the John Hancock Building in Chicago, Il. (Building Specifications). A twenty-five piece of a one hundred foot scaffold broke away in sixty mile an hour winds and fell to the street. Several pedestrians were killed and several others were injured in the accident.

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Owner says it wasn't alerted about scaffold (Link Expired)
The owner and manager of the John Hancock Center said Thursday it had "no knowledge of any reported movement, instability or problems" with the building's scaffold before it plunged to the ground last month, killing three people in cars.

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Peter Johnson's photos of Worker killed after scaffold collapses
... 20 stories, in the air. The accident happened around 12:15 pm at ... motor but couldn't,
and the scaffold gave way, Chicago police spokesman Edward Alonzo said ...

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Companies Fined $227,500 in Ironworker Deaths
... bridge when a suspended scaffold tore free and they ... 

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(Link expired)... Painter dies after falling from scaffold. ... 

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Times Square
... A dozen people were injured by falling debris. ... 

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A&E NEWS ... Oscar show to go on after scaffold accident. Reuters, 03/22/01. LOS ANGELES
Five workers were injured when scaffolding being erected for Sunday's ... (no Link)

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Boston Channel - Two Hurt In Scaffold Accident
CHANNEL 5 ....... Two Hurt In Scaffold Accident.
Workers Injured When Platform Collapses. ...

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2/9/1999 - OSHA PROPOSES OVER ONE-THIRD OF A MILLION DOLLARS ...
... At the time of the accident, four workers were attempting to lower two scaffolds,
a three-point suspended primary scaffold which surrounded a communications ...

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Worker Critical After Bay Bridge Plunge/Oakland man falls 80 feet on central anchorage  Jonathan Curiel, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, February 27, 2001...... A worker on the Bay Bridge fell from scaffolding this morning, plummeting more than 80 feet to a lower platform, where he lay seriously injured for an hour until firefighters carried him away on a stretcher. James Clemons, 57, of Oakland, was in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital with injuries to...

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Worker in critical condition after Bay Bridge fall - 2001-02 ...
... A Bay Bridge worker, James Clemons, is in ... 

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Pyrotechnics worker falls on Strip's Eiffel Tower
An otherwise grand opening of Paris Las Vegas was marred by an injury to a pyrotechnics worker who fell at the 540-foot Eiffel Tower after a spectacular ...

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Construction worker falls 75 feet to his death
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 47-year-old construction worker, apparently overcome with fatigue while climbing a column at the MGM Grand, fell 75 feet to his death Friday ...

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Worker falls to death at Venetian
An investigation has been launched at the Venetian hotel-casino construction site after an electrician fell 40 feet to his death this morning. Construction workers ...

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City's buildings crumbling (22-Aug-00)
With cracked stonework, crumbling bricks and dangling fire escapes, they are among the most dangerous buildings in the city, potential threats to unsuspecting pedestrians.

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2 window washers rescued after scaffold collapse in Texas (22-Jun-00)
Firefighters on Thursday rescued two window washers from the side of a 12-story office building in Irving, Texas, after their scaffolding buckled and left them hanging about 100 feet in the air for more than two hours

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Crew member killed in 'X-Files' accident (01-Aug-00)
A man working on an episode of the television show "The X-Files" died and six people were injured Monday when a power line sent a charge through a scaffold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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