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Window washer crashes through window when rigging fails


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SALT LAKE CITY -- A window washer was injured when his rope chair gave way and he swung 30 feet, crashing into a window.

The man was working by himself Thursday afternoon on a building at 370 E. South Temple. He was lowering himself down the five-story building when his rigging failed.

He fell half way down the building, swung into and through a window.

He was able to lower himself down to the ground. Workers in the area saw what happened and helped the man.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition with cuts to his head.

Officials have not released his name or the company for which he works.

A 21-year-old woman inside the building, sitting right next to window was also injured.

She suffered some minor cuts from the shattered glass. She was treated and released on scene.

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