Window washer with chest pains rescued in downtown Milwaukee

CREATED May 15, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - A deputy fire chief says that Milwaukee Fire crews rescued a worker who was washing windows in a downtown Milwaukee building when he suffered chest pains.

The incident happened at about 12:00 p.m. at a downtown office tower on the 700 block of North Marshall Street.

The tower is part of the Northwestern Mutual complex.

"We had a worker that was working on scaffolding about five stories up, experiencing chest pain," said MFD Deputy Chief Randall Zingler.

He explained that Heavy Urban Response Team members gave the man assistance while on the scaffolding.   Paramedics transported him to a local hospital.

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