Window-washer killed after fall at St. Louis Park hospitalby Nathaniel Minor, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A window washer was found dead and another was injured after they fell three stories while working at Park Nicollet's Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park Thursday afternoon.
The workers were sub-contractors hired by Methodist Hospital to clean windows. They were up three stories from the ground on scaffolding when they fell in front of the hospital's emergency center, Jeremiah Whitten, Park Nicollet director of media relations said.
The St. Louis Park police and fire departments responded to a 911 call made by a bystander at the hospital, Whitten said. One of the window washers died at the scene, but the second was still conscious and was initially treated at Methodist Hospital. He was subsequently transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, a level one trauma center.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner also arrived on the scene, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), who is conducting an investigation.
Upon request of the families, no further information is being released at this time.