Window Washer Killed in Fall from Condominium Complex
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 13, 2018) — James Stinson, 61, of Jamul, was identified as the window cleaner who fell off a building where he was working at 1160 J Street in downtown, according to the San Diego Medical Examiner.
The fatal fall was reported just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Metrome Condominium Complex at 1150 J Street. The man was getting ready to “clean the second vertical row of windows and repelled off of the side of the building when he fell to the ground below,” the coroner said. The injured man, who was working for Barry’s Window Cleaning, was transported by ambulance to UC San Diego Medical Center where he later died of his injuries. It’s unknown what caused the man to fall, but the incident is under investigation.
It’s unknown whether he fell from the fifth floor or the eighth floor. The man’s daughter told San Diego 10 News that her father began washing windows at the age of 17.
The family has established a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral costs and other expenses.
We offer our heartfelt prayers to all those affected by this collision.
A worker who is hurt in an accident while on the job may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death. Indeed, window washers put their lives at risk on a daily basis. The causes of these types of falls may be due to faulty or defective scaffolds, ladders, or other temporary platforms. If the worker’s equipment fails to comply with established safety measures or it’s defective or improperly used by a worker due to poor training, there could be responsibility on the part of the employer for an accident. A full investigation into any accident involving a window cleaner should be done to establish who is at fault.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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