Window Washer Falls to His Death when Harness Breaks in Manhattan

WPIX - August 08, 2017


NOMAD, Manhattan — A window washer fell to his death Monday when his harness broke as he worked on the 12th floor of a Manhattan building, police and fire officials said.

he worker was on the 12th floor of a building near at Madison Avenue and East 27th Street when his harness broke, according to FDNY. The incident was reported at 10:22 a.m.

The man, 56, fell six floors, landing on an interior courtyard, police said. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.