Friday, May 12, 2017

Construction company owner charged with manslaughter

From CBS:

The owner of a Brooklyn construction company has been charged with manslaughter following a wall collapse that left one worker dead and two others seriously injured.

Michael Weiss, 47, of Williamsburg, owns RSBY NY Builders Inc. and Park Ave Builders Inc., both in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

He faces 14 counts, including second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

The charges stem from a Sept. 3, 2015 incident at a construction site on Myrtle Avenue in Bed-Stuy.

Workers were replacing a single-story building with a five-story one, when Weiss ordered them to excavate an area that was not approved by the Department of Buildings, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzale alleged Wednesday.

An adjacent wall eventually collapsed, crushing 18-year-old Fernando Vanegaz to death and seriously hurting two other workers.


Anonymous said...

He's going to walk.

Just make a donation to DeBlasio.

Business as usual.

Anonymous said...

There is a lot of corruption going on in Williamsburg by greedy developers and shameless individuals such as the *sshole featured in this article. The sad part is that it is so prevalent by people in his community to do these things. To go after them would be considered anti Semitic. We have to do away with political correctness!!

Anonymous said...

>To go after them would be considered anti Semitic.

Yet here he is being charged with manslaughter.

Anonymous said...

He has been charged . Let this be a warning to all developers and contractors!