A Window Washer's 47 Floor Plunge - How Did He Survive?

Furtherman

Registered User
#1
Yesterday Jimmy was asking how one of the window washers, that fell from that 47 story building last week, survived the fall.

I was wondering that too and came across this article today.

After a Window Washer’s 47-Floor Plunge, the Big Question Is: How Did He Survive?


Window washers are taught that if a scaffold gives way, they should lie down flat on the platform, on their stomach because, Mr. Bustamante said, it gives them the best chance of survival should the scaffold catch on something on the way down. Maybe that is what Alcides Moreno did, he said.
It looks like he rode it down, lying flat on his stomach. We won't know for sure until this guy talks, but I cannot imagine going through that. I think the fear going through me would kill me first.

 

Ego

The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head
#2
:icon_eek:
 

Yarsh

OnA PARTY ROCK!!!!1!!
#3
the day this happened, the local news sotry on it said the surviving window washer had gotten tangled in the ropes or whatever and that slowed his fall.

although they didnt mention that the other had got fuckin cut in half. JEEZUS!
 
#4
Lazy ass. He could've at least held his squeegee against the glass on the way down.
 

Razor Roman

MJMandalayForPresident2024
#9
he rode the debris down maaaaaaaaaan. it was an inside job,maaaaaaaaaan
 

Stig

The Star of Wackbag. Without me, you have nothing.
#10
he rode the debris down maaaaaaaaaan. it was an inside job,maaaaaaaaaan
I heard that Halliburton was after the window washing contract for that building. This war is about WINDEX, MAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!
 

Sprite

permanent case of the Moooondays
#11
i guess god needed just one window washer.
 
J

jimcy

Guest
#12
What if they guy who has to clean up that mess got hit by a bus ..... it would make an even bigger mess
 
#13
Lazy ass. He could've at least held his squeegee against the glass on the way down.
Damn man, thats probably the best line I've heard in a while...Easily Line of the Day material... You should have called that one in.
 

electrifiedmice

Anthonys giant eye teeth scare children
#14
I was there and I saw what happened.

At first he just hung onto the scaffold then he grabbed the cable, it stretched like 46 stories. He then eased himself down onto the pavement and actually stood there for a while until his half brother landed on him. Obviously the half brother was the asshole of the family.
 
#15
Damn man, thats probably the best line I've heard in a while...Easily Line of the Day material... You should have called that one in.

I'd love to call in sometime but my job right now is kicking my ass. No time for it. Thanks though.
 
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