A construction worker was crushed to death Wednesday at a Brooklyn job site - leaving a building owner and an engineer facing a criminal investigation, officials said.
Construction worker crushed to death at Brooklyn job site
Department of Buildings officials said a foundation wall of a house at 795 Glenmore Ave. in East New York collapsed about 9:30 a.m. after it was undermined by excavation work for a new house at an adjacent lot.
Louro Ortega, 30, of Queens, who had been on the job just two days, was partially buried by rubble and died about an hour later at Brookdale University Hospital, police sources said.
William Lattarulo, 62, who owns both the house and the lot next-door, was cited for multiple code violations, officials said, including working with a building permit that had expired two days earlier.
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