Thursday, June 12, 2008

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

NY Post

A construction contractor has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in connection with a Brooklyn wall collapse that killed a worker in March.

The Brooklyn district attorney says the contractor, William Lattarulo of Malverne, Long Island, owned both the construction site and the neighboring residential building in East New York.

The accident killed 30-year-old Louro Ortega of Queens, a 30-year-old father of two.

The name of Lattarulo's attorney could not immediately be determined.

The March 12 collapse left several tenants homeless.

The city stopped work at the site after the accident. The buildings commissioner cited "evidence of shoddy work conditions" and said building permits had expired days before.

3 comments:

Taxpayer said...

Commit a criminal act, face criminal charges. Where's the news?

Oh, yeah! The news is that Hynes refused to charge the coconspirators: DOB Commissioner and Commissar Death.

That would cut way too close to the bone.

And would require those two to take the stand and explain their actions under oath. We simply cannot have that.

The truth is never to get into the hands of the taxpayers.

What would the charge be? Depraved indifference to human life.

ital/amer said...

Another Italian (Sicilian ?) name in the "construction" business.

Is this too much of a coincidence?

Anonymous said...

Go for the throat!

Hold a few builders responsible....
no fines....let them face real jail time in general pop.

Attention to the lack of oversight of the DOB etc. can come later.