Firefighters helped a worker who fell off the swing-stage scaffold he was using to wash windows on a Near North high-rise this afternoon, a
The worker fell off the scaffold at 405 N. Wabash Ave. about 1:50 p.m., but was secured to a safety rope and dangled about 30 feet in the air briefly, then was able to let himself down part of the way, said Meg Ahlheim, a spokeswoman for the Fire Department.
Firefighters who arrived at the building then helped him get down safely, Ahlheim said.
The man was taken to
Firefighters remained on-scene to secure the scaffolding, Ahlheim said.