Window washer falls 47 stories to his death

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – A window washer fell 47 stories to his death and his brother was seriously injured Friday when the scaffolding on a high-rise apartment building gave way, authorities said. The brothers were getting onto the scaffolding from the roof of the 47-story building when the platform gave way, Fire Department spokesman Seth Andrews said. “They apparently fell all the way from the top,” Fire Department spokesman John Mulligan said. A 30-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene; his 37-year-old brother was in critical condition at a hospital, officials said. The brothers’ names weren’t immediately available. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe body of the dead worker and parts of the scaffold landed in a plaza area outside the building on the Upper East Side of the city. A doorman said the window washers had worked at the building for about three years. They were employed by City Wide Window Cleaning, officials said. A number listed for the company was out of service; a person who answered the telephone at a second number listed declined to comment, saying she was only authorized to answer service calls. Solow Management Corp., the building’s owner, issued a statement Friday extending sympathy to the workers’ family and said it was cooperating with the investigation.last_img

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