Another Woman Dies in W Hotel Plunge

Second death in a month after falls from hotel
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 30, 2011 10:30 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A month ago, two women fell from a W hotel in Atlanta; one died. Now another woman has been killed in a fall from a W hotel—this one in Washington, DC, Gawker reports. She had been drinking at the rooftop bar and climbed over a fence, witnesses said, ending up “hanging by her hands from an overhang one story below the rooftop around 11pm.” She plunged 10 stories and was declared dead on the spot.

The W Hotel’s woes continue elsewhere: In Austin, glass has fallen from panels on the balcony three times in the past few weeks. Click through for more on the hotel chain’s latest issues.

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