Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Window Washer Fatally Injured in Fort Meyers, FL

From: Wink News

Window washer falls 8 stories, By Althea Paul, WINK News
Story Created: Jun 15, 2007 at 1:20 PM EDT, Story Updated: Jun 16, 2007 at 6:56 PM EDT
South Fort Myers - Friday morning a window washer fell 8 stories and died. The accident happened around 8:30am in South Lee County.
According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the window washer was working

at Sanibel Harbour Resort when he fell to his death.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the victim was on top of the building along with a trainee who had been on the job for a bout 2 weeks. They were both harnessed in chairs going over the sides when the accident happened. We're told the victim men went straight down the rope and he tried to grab on to it but he couldn't so he fell eight stories.

Officials say that he failed to hook up the equipment properly. The trainee says the victim was paying so much attention to him that he failed to connect his own gear correctly.

The victim has been in this line of work for 35 years. The trainee tells WINK News the victim has been identified as Tom Kott.