The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has told DWM it will review the circumstances around the tragic death of Miguel Gonzalez, who died last week after falling through a glass door. Gonzales, a 59-year-old New York City man, fell while shoveling snow in front of the building where he worked as a doorman.

CPSC spokesperson Patty Davis told DWM the commission will be looking into the circumstances to determine if the sidelite, the part Gonzales fell through, is covered by CPSC’s 16 CFR Part 1201 federal safety standard. CPSC will seek to determine whether the sidelite required safety glazing.

The New York City Police Department reported Gonzales was shoveling the steps of the Manhattan building when he slipped and fell through the glass door. The impact with broken glass caused “severe lacerations” to his neck and head. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Currently, it’s unclear what type of glass the door contained. Multiple industry experts, though, tell USGNN.com that, based on what they can see in a video posted by a local NBC station, the broken glass doesn’t appear to be tempered or a safety glazing material, which would be mandated by the federal code. However, the Federal code is not retroactive to cover glass installed prior to 1977.

The building, which houses many Mount Sinai Health System doctors and residents, was built in 1963, according to information from the Mount Sinai Real Estate Division.

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