Window washer survives 3-story fall from Manhattan scaffolding

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Window washer injured after falling off scaffolding in Manhattan
Michelle Charlesworth has more on the injured window washer.

FLATIRON DISTRICT, Manhattan (WABC) -- A window washer survived a three-story fall from a scaffold in Manhattan Wednesday morning.

It happened on Fifth Avenue near 22nd Street in the Flatiron District.

The 68-year-old worker was said to be alert and conscious as he was taken to the hospital.

His injuries were described as non-life threatening.

Video from CitizenApp showed the scene and the emergency response.

Fifth Avenue was shut down during the investigation.


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