According to authorities, a window washer was killed in Boston when he fell several stories from the John F. Kennedy Library on Wednesday.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was inside the building at that time. Police received a call about it around 10:30 a.m. At a press conference, officials spoke.
The library — featuring a cavernous indoor contemplation pavilion enclosed by glass and steel — stands at nine stories tall. Officials believe the victim fell between five and seven stories, According to Boston.com
Kevin Hayden, Suffolk County District attorney, stated that the victim suffered from a “traumatic injury”According to published reports, his fall caused him to be declared dead on the spot.
“It does, at the end of the day, appear to be a tragic accident but we will engage in a thorough investigation together with the Boston Police Department, OSHA and all other relevant parties,”Hayden spoke at Wednesday’s press conference.
Alan Price, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum director In a statementIt was believed that the victim worked in the building. “for many years.”
The victim was part of a team from a window cleaning company that was pressure washing the building this week, according to Price.
“They had to move inside due to inclement weather to clean the interior.” the library director said.
According to Price, the company “has been cleaning the Library’s windows for years and conducts Pavilion window cleaning twice a year.”
OSHA and the Boston Police Department are currently investigating Wednesday’s incident “tragic incident,”According to the statement. OSHA later confirmed that it had been inspecting Gaeta Window Cleaning as part of the incident. According to WCVB, local outlet
“We are profoundly saddened by the death of a contractor who was washing windows in our facility earlier today,”Price stated.
“We offer our deepest condolences to his loved ones and colleagues…This is a shocking and tragic event and I extend my deepest sorrow to his family and the JFK Library family.”