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Window cleaning company releases statement after worker's death at Trump International Hotel

Posted: 2:32 PM, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-14 23:12:52-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A window washer is dead after falling at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

The fall was reported at 12:33 p.m. on Wednesday.

He was pronounced deceased at University Medical Center. The Clark County coroner identified him as 27-year-old Jonathan Garcia, of Las Vegas. His cause of death is pending.

His family told 13 Action News Thursday that the 27-year-old was working for Red Rock Window Cleaning at the time of the incident.

Red Rock Window Cleaning released a statement Friday.

"We are saddened by the loss of a great co-worker. His family & friends are in our thoughts and prayers and we are doing all that we can to help them. We have been cooperating with OSHA during the on-going investigation. "

Witnesses told 13 Action News that gusty winds had pushed the rigging against the building several times before the Garcia fell.

A safety expert said weather should always be taken into consideration.

"Depending on the weather, the job itself of the vendor or the contractor in general should be able to call it off for safety reasons," said Abraham Camejo, of Camejo Safety Inc.

OSHA is investigating the incident with investigators checking the worker's equipment.

"First thing that came to mind was what was the training that this employee received and what are the training procedures that the company is following or not following," Camejo said.

The family is holding a car wash with all the proceeds going to help pay for the funeral costs. This is happening on Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. near Lake Mead and Rainbow boulevards. The location and time changed to what was previously released.

A spokesperson for the Trump Organization released the following statement on Wednesday:

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the incident today. We are working diligently with the owner of the third party company to investigate the details. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family.”