Hispanic window cleaner who was about to be a father died after falling from a building in San Diego

Edi Canedo, a hispanic window cleaner, died last Wednesday after falling from the eighth floor of a newly constructed building in San Diego.

Cañedo, who worked for the Sky High Window Cleaning company, was going to be the father of a girl in three months and had plans to marry his fiancée, said his sister-in-law Marlene Ramírez. The unfortunate man had two children from a previous marriage.

“He loved his job, we never thought this job would take him away from us,” Ramirez said.

The Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa building, where the tragedy occurred, is located in downtown San Diego and has 14 floors. Its opening is scheduled for February 10 and it was built to house low-income people.

“We are very sad to learn of the death of a subcontractor during the final phase of construction. We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends and colleagues,” Father Joe’s Villages and Chelsea Investment Corporation, the developers of the project, said in a statement.

Many companies have tried to train robots to clean skyscraper windows, but they have failed to supplant human workers.

“In reality, only one mistake is enough to die. You have to stay focused because you only fall once,” said Tony Natoli, owner of Tony’s Window Cleaning Service in Glendale, New York.

According to some statistics only half of the people who fall from a height of three stories survive. From 10 floors the possibilities are minimal.