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Bay Area Company Who Employed Window Washer That Survived 11-Story Drop Has Good Safety Record

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A window washer who survived an 11-story fall from a building in San Francisco's Financial District Friday morning worked for an East Bay window washing company that had not received a citation in years.

The company, Century Window Cleaning of Concord has a fairly good safety record, but received several citations in 2008. Century Window Cleaning was fined more than $6,000 for violations involving the training of personnel and the use of equipment.

According to witnesses, the window washer and a co-worker were on the roof of the Sterling Bank & Trust building at California and Montgomery around 10 a.m. Friday morning. The pair was adjusting cables from the roof for their working platform on the ground.

When something went awry, the window washer fell 11 stories onto a moving car. The washer survived the impact and was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

The driver of the car was not injured.

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