An unidentified Filipina fell from the Mong Kok apartment in Hong Kong on Wednesday, May 17, at around 10 pm.
She was promptly brought to the Kwong Wah Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Her Palestinian husband was devastated with the news. Police investigation has not found any evidence of foul play or other suspicious circumstances.
According to an article by the South China Daily Post, at least 11 people, majority of which are domestic helpers, have fallen to their deaths while cleaning windows or doing renovation work on high-rise buildings.
This prompted some countries to call for a ban on window cleaning among their domestic helpers. Months of negotiation eventually led to the passing of a safety clause which prohibits cleaning windows with no safety grills.
However, employment contracts signed on or before December 31, 2016 were not affected by the clause.