From SI Live:
Two contractors now face criminal charges over a construction accident in Rosebank that left a foreman crushed to death under a wind-toppled cinderblock two years ago.
The wall was built too long, too tall and without the proper reinforcement or inspection, and workers had witnessed it swaying in the wind just days before the accident, according to law enforcement sources.
And on Feb. 12, 2009, a strong gust of wind sent the 100-foot long, 60-foot tall facade crashing down on 59-year-old Robert McGee, a construction foreman from Long Island, as he knelt down on the second-story floor of 1514-1522 Bay St. construction site.
Today, authorities announced the arrests of the general contractor, Michael Fazio, 50, of Short Hills, N.J., and subcontractor Anthony Malfi, 43, of Portsmouth Ave. in Todt Hill, charging them in connection with McGee’s death.
Fazio and his company, Woodrow Builders LLC, are charged with criminally negligent homicide, while Malfi and his firm, Well Built Development Corp., face second-degree reckless endangerment charges.