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Window washer falls six stories from a bank building in Eau Claire


A window-washer escaped with a broken foot and a cut leg, after he fell six stories from the U.S. Bank building in downtown Eau Claire Tuesday afternoon.

Alex Clay, 21, is at Luther Hospital. He told the Associated Press he was waiting for his safety rope to catch, but it never did.

He said he hit a small roof over the bank's entry door, and then he hit the pavement.

Police said his equipment helped break Clay's fall, but he said it didn't slow him down very much.

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