Subject: New York Post: Construction boss charged with manslaughter for
worker death

Construction boss charged with manslaughter for worker death

A construction company owner faces manslaughter and other charges in the
death of an employee who fell six stories to his death at a Coney Island
construction site last year.

Salvatore Schirripa, 66, was indicted for failing to adhere to safety
regulations at the 360 Neptune Ave. work site that could have saved the life
of hardhat Vidal Sanchez Ramon.

Ramon was pouring and smoothing concrete on the sixth floor of the
commercial building last April when he toppled off the edge of the

The 50-year-old was an undocumented immigrant who was sending money home to
his wife and children in Mexico.

A red-eyed Schirripa pleaded “not guilty” to a slew of charges in front of
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun Monday, including second-degree
manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment,
falsifying business records and violation of the worker’s compensation law.

‘A hardworking man died tragically and unnecessarily because proper safety
measures were not taken to protect his life.’
– Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson
The city Building Code requires that workers wear harnesses and that
elevated work sites are outfitted with a protective fence, which was not the
case at 360 Neptune, authorities said.

Schirripa had previously been served with four notices for violations from
Sept. 2011 to Aug. 2014, ordering he provide guardrails and handrail systems
to protect workers from falls.

While guardrails had been installed at the site, they were three feet from
the edge, leaving unprotected work space between the rail and the edge, and
requiring workers to step over the fence, without harnesses, to pour

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