Company that employed window washer who fell to his death was previously cited for safety violations

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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.

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