Friday, August 15, 2008

Window Washers Die in 40-Foot Lift Tip-Over

2 Window Washers Die in 40-Foot Fall
Published: August 5, 2008

Two cousins who were window washers fell to their deaths while working on a financial district building early on Tuesday, the police said.
They identified the victims as Robert Fabrizio, 35, of Las Vegas, and Garin Fabrizio, 37, of Milford, Pa.
The two were working in a crane

 at the World Financial Center when it tipped over shortly before 1 a.m., sending them and the machine crashing 40 feet to the ground, the police said.
The victims were taken to New York Downtown Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The Buildings Department, which has begun an investigation into the accident, said that it had no plans to issue any citations.
A version of this article appeared in print on August 6, 2008, on page B4 of the New York edition.