- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A man washing windows on a University of Alaska Fairbanks building survived a fall.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/Z9Tye0) reports the man fell Friday afternoon from the side of the seven-story Elvey Building.

The Elvey Building houses the UAF Geophysical Institute.

University police and firefighters responded and say the man was conscious when they arrived.

Fire Capt. Forrest Kuiper says there was nothing visible on the side of the building to indicate from where the man had fallen.

He told paramedics he had been cleaning windows on the third story.

Paramedics took him to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Kuiper says the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The man’s name was not released. UAF spokeswoman Marmian Grimes says window washers are contract workers and not employees.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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