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OSHA investigating death of window washer in St. Cloud

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Federal safety officials are investigating the death of a window washer who fell about 70 feet at a hotel in St. Cloud.

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Family members say 56-year-old Lee Teske was a self-employed window washer and worked alone. His sister, Dawn Witschen, tells the St. Cloud Times ( http://on.sctimes.com/TSjgl) her brother had experience washing windows in downtown Minneapolis and in St. Cloud.

Fire Battalion Chief Greg Newinski says the man was wearing a safety harness when first responders treated him Sunday evening. Teske fell onto a breezeway that connects the Kelly Inn to a convention center and then fell from the breezeway to the ground.

Officials from the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration were in St. Cloud Monday to investigate.

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Information from: St. Cloud Times, http://www.sctimes.com

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