32BJ Statement on the Death of Window Cleaner Eduardo Monge

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Amity Paye, (617) 504-4492 apaye@seiu32bj.org

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and coworkers of our brother Eduardo Monge, the window cleaner who fell to his death at 60 Madison Avenue this morning. Eduardo comes from a family of window cleaners and is a long time member of our union. We keenly feel his loss. We will continue to support Eduardo’s loved ones as we await the results of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, NY Police Department and the Department of Labor investigations into the incident. This tragedy is a stark reminder of the importance of safety regulations, regular equipment inspections, protocols and rigorous training for window cleaners who brave the heights of New York City every day.