NYC Contractor Convicted of Manslaughter in Worker Death

June 13, 2016, 4:00 AM

A New York City construction company has been convicted of manslaughter in the April 2015 death of a worker in a trench collapse at a Manhattan excavation site, prosecutors announced June 10 (People v. Harco Constr. Co.

In a bench trial before Justice Kirke Bartley of the state Supreme Court for New York County, Harco Construction LLC was convicted on manslaughter, criminal negligent homicide and reckless endangerment charges for failing to address unsafe working conditions that prosecutors said led to the collapse.

The company, also known as H&H Builders Inc., was among four defendants charged in the case, which ...

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