Friday, August 15, 2008

Window Washers Die in 40-Foot Lift Tip-Over

2 Window Washers Die in 40-Foot Fall
Published: August 5, 2008

Two cousins who were window washers fell to their deaths while working on a financial district building early on Tuesday, the police said.
They identified the victims as Robert Fabrizio, 35, of Las Vegas, and Garin Fabrizio, 37, of Milford, Pa.
The two were working in a crane

Firefighters Rescue Dangling Window Washers

From: The Canadian Press August 15, 2008
Edmonton -- Two window washers who were left dangling by their safety harnesses after their platform collapsed beneath them yesterday were rescued from the side of the downtown Edmonton law courts building.
Firefighters got the workers down and one of the men was treated for a cut to the back of his head.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Scaffold Blown Around Like a Kite in Miami

(One reason for certified anchorages, and Intermittent Stabilization Anchors; avoid injury, avoid damage to building, avoid worse news, avoid injuring 3rd parties)


Caught On Tape: Construction Workers On Scaffold Whipped By WindPOSTED: 9:19 am EDT July 16, 2008 / UPDATED: 9:50 am EDT July 16, 2008
MIAMI -- A viewer used his cell phone to capture video images of a scaffold swinging and shaking uncontrollably on a Miami high-rise Tuesday afternoon, and the stormy weather isn't over for South Florida yet.
Construction workers who were working

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ANSI / IWCA I-14.1-2001: an OSHA National Consensus Standard for Window Cleaning (Highlights)

The ANSI / IWCA I-14.1-2001 is an OSHA National Consensus Standard. It has been referenced in several OSHA CITATIONS (found elsewhere in this blog) -- buildings new and old need to meet the requirements of this standard. A few highlights (click title for more):

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

Window Washer Critically Injured in Orlando, FL

From the Orlando Sentinel
Orlando, Fl, May 13, 2008, page B.3, section Local & State
Worker injured in fall off roof
ORLANDO---A window washer was critically injured Monday when he fell from the rooftop of Florida Hospital Orlando, police said. Jose Montalbo, 31, of Kissimmee suffered numerous broken bones and bleeding from his head, according to a police report. He was in critical condition late Monday at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Why he fell is not yet known. Which window cleaning company Mr. Montalbo works for is not known. Why he was moved from Florida Hospital to the ORMC is not known.