Saturday, December 8, 2007

Two horrendous accidents

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


georgetheatheist said...

"I've seen cases where people have fallen out a window" said Seth Andrews, a Fire Department spokesman. "But 47 stories? I've never heard of anything like this."

Double that height on 9/11.

Anonymous said...

The rich folks living in these glass towers should clean their own windows for a change!

Anonymous said...

Is it not funny how the clubhouse will call Queens Crap racist just because we talk about tweeding and don't have our vital signs go all over the place when the word 'immigrant' is mentioned.

But you can bet your bottom dollar, everytime an immigrant is being exploited (these guys had complained about thier equipment and were assured by their boss it was fine) be it in housing or jobs, Crappie will be there front and center.

After all, we are the sons and daughers of immigrants ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Good point Crappy. Notice how the Democratic machine Tribune and other papers are gingerly step by step building up the case to leave Iraq by front page stories everytime a person from Queens gets killed.

Notice how they don't do this when an immigrant dies on a job site.