The man, who worked for Mon laveur de vitre Inc. was connected to a 20-foot platform when it broke loose around 1:15 p.m. and plummeted to the rooftop of the restaurant below, the story stated.
Two other men were working with the victim and were taken to the hospital and treated for nervous shock, the story noted.
Mark Crispino, a witness who spoke to the window washers the day before the accident, said: "Just yesterday I asked them for a business card because I need window washing at home. I asked if accidents ever happened. He said nothing serious ever happens, because we have belts. So we always wear our safety belts, because otherwise we’re not insured."
According to the story, four Montreal window washers have died on the job since 2000.