2 Window Washers Shocked on the Job; 1 in Critical Condition

Both workers taken to burn unit at local hospital

Saturday, Nov 27, 2010  |  Updated 3:09 PM EDT
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2 Window Washers Shocked on the Job; 1 in Critical Condition

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Two Long Island window washers suffered injuries on the job after they were shocked.

Detectives say Hewlett Window Cleaners employees Nicholas Genovese and Alan Weinberg were preparing to wash the windows at a Bank of America in Lynbrook when a gust of wind blew their washing pole, which both men were holding at the time, into a power line, seriously injuring the workers.

When police arrived, the 64-year-old Weinberg was in cardiac arrest. Cops initiated CPR and responding paramedics managed to regain a heartbeat, police said.

Weinberg, of Long Beach, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was stabilized, and later transferred to Nassau University Medical Center Burn Unit for treatment of second- and third-degree burns ot his hands and feet. He's listed in critical condition.

The other worker, Genovese, was taken directly to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was admitted to the Burn Unit for treatment of second- and third-degree burns. The 58-year-old Staten Island resident is listed in stable condition.

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