Two brothers who worked together as window washers plunged 47 stories yesterday morning with their scaffold from the roof of an Upper East Side apartment building. One was killed, cut in half by a wooden fence in an alley below, and the other was gravely injured but somehow survived.
The cause had not been determined, the authorities said, but it appeared that human error and perhaps a mechanical failure lay behind the accident, which occurred at 10:15 a.m. at the Solow Tower, a sleek, black-glass luxury building at 265 East 66th Street, just west of Second Avenue.
Two Window Washers Fall 47 Floors
A worker was killed yesterday at a construction site in the Bronx after he was pinned between two pieces of heavy equipment and then fell into an eight-foot-deep hole, the authorities said.
Mr. Hysenlekaj was standing near the backhoe about 12:45 p.m. as the backhoe operator was apparently scooping dirt out of the hole into a dump truck. Mr. Hysenlekaj’s head became pinned between the arm of the backhoe and the side of the truck, a spokesman for the Fire Department said.
Construction Worker Dies in the Bronx