Rescued flagpole painter plans to return to workJuly 31, 2014 @ 9:36 am
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Seventy-three-year-old Warren Hinrichs plans to return to work painting flagpoles despite passing out and having to be rescued from the pole atop the federal Courthouse in downtown Yakima.
He blames the heat Monday for slipping upside down and requiring help from firefighters.
The Spokane man told the Yakima Herald-Republic (http://bit.ly/1k9qhct ) he's painted more than 5,000 flagpoles across the West in the past half-century.
He'll have to wait for his next job, though. Firefighters collected his rigging for evidence in a state Department of Labor and Industries investigation.
Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A County Councilmember has changed his tune and is now unsure of Metro Transit's 'candor'
Rock Star Rages
A rock star lashed out on Twitter after a Seattle restaurant denied him entry
Take a look at the records for biggest saltwater fish ever caught in Washington
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.