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Worker Survives Eight-Story Fall In San Francisco, Crushing Car

It's not clear if the man was a construction worker or window washer.

Posted on November 21, 2014, at 3:19 p.m. ET

A man survived an eight-story fall from a building in downtown San Francisco, fire officials said Friday.

Just after 10 a.m. PT the San Francisco Fire Department responded to a call of a "construction worker" falling off the roof of a building at the intersection of Montgomery and California streets.

At the scene on Montgomery and California streets where a man fell 8 stories from a building. Still alive after fall

Michael Barba@MDBarbaFollow

At the scene on Montgomery and California streets where a man fell 8 stories from a building. Still alive after fall

2:45 PM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

holy shit!!! just saw a guy fall/jump off a building in Fidi! on Montgomery & California.

Chuck Reynolds@ChuckReynoldsFollow

holy shit!!! just saw a guy fall/jump off a building in Fidi! on Montgomery & California.

1:02 PM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The man landed on a vehicle outside the building, crushing the car's roof.

Look at this car! Te window washer survived!!!

Teresa Johns@teresaFollow

Look at this car! Te window washer survived!!!

1:55 PM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The worker was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson said they were not sure whether the man was a window washer or construction worker, but noted the man was wearing a harness.

couple photos of that car that broke the guy's fall on Montgomery & California in FIDI. that car saved his life.

Chuck Reynolds@ChuckReynoldsFollow

couple photos of that car that broke the guy's fall on Montgomery & California in FIDI. that car saved his life.

2:09 PM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Driver of car that window washer fell on is not hurt. Window washer rushed to hospital. This is roof he fell from.

Kristen Sze@abc7kristenszeFollow

Driver of car that window washer fell on is not hurt. Window washer rushed to hospital. This is roof he fell from.

2:06 PM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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