Doorman dies in freak accident after falling through glass window
The 59-year-old man was shoveling steps when he slipped and fell through a glass window
The doorman at a Yorkville apartment building in New York City that provides housing for doctors and residents died in an accident after slipping while shoveling snow, family members and law enforcement sources said.
Miguel Gonzalez, 59, was shoveling the steps of the building at 333 E. 93rd St., where many Mount Sinai doctors and residents live, when he slipped and fell through a plate glass window.
"I went to go finish [cleaning] my buildings when I noticed, I seen the ambulance," said Jonathan, who works in a building nearby. "When I came back, they were doing CPR and he fell."
The window caused what were described as "severe lacerations" to his neck, and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Denise Rich, a resident of the building, said people called the always smiling Gonzalez "Uncle Mickey."
Gonzalez was planning to retire to his native Puerto Rico in the next two years.
The doorman's union, Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, said he had worked at the building for many years.