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Doorman dies from slit throat while shoveling snow after slipping and crashing through glass door

By Mason White 1:06 PM February 10, 2017
Miguel Gonzalez and his wife
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A beloved doorman died in a freak accident while shoveling snow off the stairs leading to an apartment building, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department said that 59-year-old Miguel Gonzalez, was shoveling snow when he slipped and crashed through the glass door of an apartment building.

The glass slit his throat and he died of blood loss despite being rushed immediately to the Metropolitan Hospital.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Thursday around 9:30 a.m., outside 333 East 93rd Street in Manhattan.

Gonzalez was shoveling the snow off the stairs when he lost his balance. He slid down the flight of stairs and crashed through the glass door.

The glass shattered, and he cut his throat and face. Neighbors described the married grandfather who lived in Connecticut, as a really nice guy.

Gonzalez recently spoke about his upcoming retirement as he worked as a doorman for the past 20 years.