American window cleaner survives after falling off 47th floor


A worker cleaning windows of a sky-scraper in New York fell off the 47th floor. Doctors were surprised at his being still alive.
It happened on December 7, 2007. The cleaner fell down because the platform attached to the building was damaged. His younger brother who was working on the same platform died as a result of the accident.

The worker got a severe brain concussion and many fractures. The window cleaner came to his senses after a series of nine operations and has started talking. Doctors think he will be able to walk soon.