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Window washer survives eight-story fall

November 20, 2009
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SEATTLE — A window washer with Morris Hansen Enterprises Inc. survived an eight-story fall from the Broadacres Building with only minor injuries, according to the Seattle Times.
Eduardo L. Castillo, whose most severe injury was a broken finger, fell from the eighth story and was slowed down by his rope when he reached the second-floor level, the story stated.
According to the story, Castillo''s rope "softened" the impact of his fall into an alleyway between First and Second avenues.
Castillo attended one of Morris Hansen Enterprises'' bi-weekly safety-training meetings the morning of his fall as they are required by government safety inspectors, the story noted.
The reason for Castillo''s fall is being investigated, and though it was windy on the morning of the incident, it does not appear that weather was a factor in the fall, the story added.
According to the article, Morris Hansen Enterprises has been cited twice this year for safety violations related to fall prevention and penalties totaling $700 were assessed.
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