A window washer was trapped on the side of a building south of DFW Airport for 40 minutes before firefighters rescued him by lifting him up to a roof, a fire official said Monday.
The worker was taken to a local hospital for observation, Battalion Chief Richard Harrison said Monday.
Firefighters responded to a high angle rescue call at 12:37 p.m. Monday from 4151 Amon Carter Boulevard, just to the south of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
Window washers had been working at the American Airlines Credit Union, a four-story building, Monday morning, officials said.
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“One window washer was on a single harness and somehow he got tied up,” Harrison said.
Another window washer saw that his co-worker was trapped and dropped down to help, fire officials said.
“He had lowered himself to help his co-worker relieve the pressure,” Harrison said. “When you’re in that situation, you begin to have circulation problems because of the harness on you.”
Firefighters arrived on the scene, and from the roof managed to untangle the harness and lift the worker up, Harrison said.
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