Authorities say a window washer survived a 13-story plunge down the side of an Alabama hospital tower.
Birmingham Fire Battalion Chief C.W. Mardis says the worker was getting onto a platform outside the building Thursday when his safety equipment malfunctioned.
Mardis says the gear slowed his descent some, and he was fortunate to land in an area with newly planted bushes and mulch to help break his fall.
Mardis says the worker was conscious when he was taken to UAB Hospital, where he’s recovering.
Doug Ecker of Hoar Construction says the worker is affiliated with an Atlanta construction firm.
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