Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 9:51 am
66 year old Salvatore Schirripa faces several charges, including manslaughter, after being indicted for a failure to follow safety regulations that caused an employee’s death. His employee, Vidal Sanchez Ramon, was killed at Schirripa’s work site at 360 Neptune Avenue after falling from the sixth story.
Ramon should have been wearing a harness, and the construction site should have been surrounded by a fence on each floor that prevents falls. Had he followed city building codes, Ramon would likely still be alive. Schirripa has received notice of violations in the past, and submitted a faulty proof of worker’s compensation insurance to city officials. He plead not guilty in court last week, and faces up to 15 years if he is convicted at his September 7th court date.
When employers do not follow the guidelines set by the city, dangerous construction accidents are far more likely to occur. If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a construction accident, call the New York construction accident lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP by dialing (212) 779-0057 today.