A window-washer dangling from rigging on the side of a downtown Edmonton skyscraper had to be rescued and carried to an ambulance on a stretcher Friday.
A video taken by a witness showed the platform swinging wildly, at one point crashing through a pane on the Stantec Tower, two or three floors above ground.
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The scaffolding then swung back the other way and, when it hit the building again, the worker slipped and was left hanging in a harness.
Emergency crews quickly rescued the worker with a bucket truck.
There was no word on the cleaner’s condition.
The 66-floor Stantec Tower is the tallest building in Canada west of Toronto.
A wind warning advising of gusts up to 100 km/h was in effect for the Edmonton area on Friday afternoon.
The Canadian Press