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Window washer survives 13-story plunge in Ala.
Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2012

Posted on 04/13/2012 11:15:50 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A window washer survived a 13-story plunge down the side of an Alabama hospital tower, landing in newly planted bushes and mulch, which helped break his fall, authorities said Friday.

Birmingham Fire Battalion Chief C.W. Mardis said the worker was getting onto a platform outside the building Thursday when his safety equipment malfunctioned.

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1 posted on 04/13/2012 11:15:54 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lucky guy. Can’t help but think of Liam Neeson’s (sp?) wife here.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 11:21:43 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
13 stories gives you plenty of time to get creative with what you are screaming as you fall.

Lucky guy.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/13/2012 11:21:53 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I once knew a man who had a fall highly similar to this. He was lucky enough to land on a car, made quite a dent in the roof but the sheet metal giving in cushioned his landing enough to survive. He was very broken up over it though.
4 posted on 04/13/2012 11:21:53 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Window washer survives 13-story plunge .

Unfortunately, he failed to survive the deceleration.

5 posted on 04/13/2012 11:24:15 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("If he ate a skittle you must vote acquittal." ©Jeff Chandler 2012, All rights reserved.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He's lucky he doesn't do THIS for a living.

Caution: This video is not for those who are afraid of heights.

6 posted on 04/13/2012 11:27:46 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

13 stories on the 13th day of April?


7 posted on 04/13/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

13-story fall in Alabama? I didn’t know they made trailers that tall.


8 posted on 04/13/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (I <3 PEJSWDTDSOPC)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
landing in newly planted bushes and mulch, which helped break his fall

Good to see that they helped break his fall instead of his neck.

9 posted on 04/13/2012 11:36:32 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

He was an optimist. After 12 stories he was overheard saying, “So far, so good.”


10 posted on 04/13/2012 11:45:36 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: hinckley buzzard
I once knew a man who had a fall highly similar to this. He was lucky enough to land on a car, made quite a dent in the roof I saw that on TV.... he landed on George Costanza's car.
11 posted on 04/13/2012 11:50:38 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Maceman

Ain’t no way I’d do that for any amount of money. Particularly not “free climbing”.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 11:53:11 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Impossible.

There is no 13th floor.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 12:01:52 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: tnlibertarian

You know, that was my first thought. Then I saw it was a hospital. Hood place to fall if you fall 13 stories.


14 posted on 04/13/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Maceman

I watched a little of that but had to quit or wet my pants. Y’know, I used to climb mountains and cliffs and such. Now I have trouble looking at El Capitan or Halfdome.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 12:09:00 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: tnlibertarian

I used to work for a trailer manufacturer and we actually sold more trailers in Tennessee than in any other state in the union.


16 posted on 04/13/2012 12:10:31 PM PDT by Quigley
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The hospital will probably send him a bill for breaking the new shrubs.


17 posted on 04/13/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Quigley

Hey, now. Don’t go and mess up my joke by inserting facts.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 12:15:02 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (I <3 PEJSWDTDSOPC)
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To: Maceman

Ooooh, couldn’t finish watching. One of my relatives used to climb phone poles back in the day. Later in life, he suffered from a feeling of compulsion to throw himself off of high places — he was a trip to go sightseeing with. Fortunately, he did die in bed at age 80. Still...


19 posted on 04/13/2012 12:19:11 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Maceman

I’m afraid to look but I have to do it. I can barely watch King Kong, I hate heights so much. My stomach starts flipping.

Oddly, for my job (reporter) I had to go on a helicopter and I thought I would be petrified, but I wasn’t. It was actually pretty neat, to see the world from that perspective.


20 posted on 04/13/2012 12:33:22 PM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Friday the 13th... 13 story plunge.

Come on!!!!!


21 posted on 04/13/2012 12:34:19 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: JRandomFreeper

——13 stories gives you plenty of time to get creative-——

it was reported that he was saying “So far, so good, so far, so good, so far,so good”


22 posted on 04/13/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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