Window washer survives
WINNIPEG—A Winnipeg window washer who survived an eight-storey fall says he’s is good spirits.
In a statement released yesterday by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, 27-year-old Chris Piper thanked everyone for their well wishes but declined to speak with the media.
Witnesses say Piper’s fall was broken by a glass solarium that he hit and smashed through on his way down.
Piper had been working with his uncle, an experienced window washer, at the site when the fall occurred.
Patricia St. Godard said Piper had a safety net and a safety harness when the fall happened.
She added the 25-year-old company has never had a similar incident before.
Workplace Safety and Health officials are investigating the incident.