A New Jersey window washer was pronounced dead on Friday, after plummeting from an elevated building under construction in Brooklyn.

NY Daily News citing police officers and city officials reported that the victim is a 34-year-old worker from Harrison named Diego Rodriguez Celi.

He plunged from the 12th floor of the 21-story condo building, which stands at the corner of York St. and Jay St. in Dumbo, New York.

Responding to a call around 8:30 AM, the police officials arrived at the deadly site, finding Diego unconscious with injuries, “indicating he had fallen from an elevated position.”

NY Daily News reported that the authorities confirmed his drop on a balcony or a second-floor railing.

The reason behind Diego’s plummet remains under inspection by the NYPD and the city Department of Buildings.

His equipment is also under investigation as his harness is believed to have been broken, New York Post reported.

Diego has spent a few years in his current position, his cousin Bolivar Celi said that Diego did not have any complaints about his job.

He added: “I spoke this morning with him, and he was happy.”

Bolivar stated that Diego has never raised any concerns about his job’s safety.

“He’s hard-working,” he recounted. “He’s quiet. He’s a young man. It was an accident. I don’t know what happened.”

The elevated condominium is being constructed under New Line Structures and Development’s management. Since its groundbreaking in 2017, the city has claimed 115 complaints submitted against the construction project, of which nine cases were recorded last year alone.

Recent complaints include staff suffering from a chest pains attack, a worker hurting his back lifting material by himself, alerts of the possible security risks.

Diego’s plunge is not the first time the project’s safety hazard alarms. In September 2020, a site worker fell from a four-foot ladder and was hospitalized.

According to the city’s records, New Line Structures has paid $2,500 as a fine by the Buildings Department on May 26 as it uncovered that its employees were not using equipment according to the manufacturer’s specifications, leading to possible security risks.

The company remains silent after Diego’s death.

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