Company that employed window washer who fell to his death was previously cited for safety violations
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The company that employed a window washer who fell to his death in Tacoma has been cited for safety violations three times since 2010.
The News Tribune reports that the fines included a 2013 finding that the company failed to ensure employees used proper fall protection equipment.
State and federal records show that United Building Services of Seattle was fined $1,040 and ordered to take corrective action to resolve the violations.
A spokeswoman for the company says the violations have been addressed.
Timothy Thomas Sargent Jr. died Thursday after falling nearly 10 stories from atop the DaVita building.
The Department of Labor & Industries is investigating his fall.
The company suspended operations Friday to mourn Sargent’s passing.