Window Washer Dies After Falling At JFK Library

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DORCHESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A window washer working at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Dorchester died after a fall Wednesday morning, authorities said.

According to Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden and Boston Police, the incident took place at around 10:30 a.m. when the worker fell from a height of 5-7 stories while inside the library.

The identity of the window washer has not been released.

Hayden told reporters outside the library on Columbia Point that the incident appears to be a "tragic accident." Hayden's office, Boston Police, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating the man's death.

"There's still a lot we have to determine here and that's what we're working on," Hayden said.

“We are profoundly saddened by the death of a contractor who was washing windows in our facility earlier today. We offer our deepest condolences to his loved ones and colleagues," JFK Library and Museum President Alan Price said in a statement. "Workplace safety has always been a priority in our facility. [...] This person has worked safely in our building for many years as a member of the team from the window cleaning company that was onsite this week to pressure wash the building. Due to inclement weather, they moved inside to clean the interior of the Pavilion glass. This company has been cleaning the Library's windows for years and conducts Pavilion window cleaning twice a year. This is a shocking and tragic event and I extend my deepest sorrow to his family and the JFK Library family. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will remain closed to the general public tomorrow, October 6, 2022 and will reopen on October 7, 2022."

No further information is currently available.

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