Cozen O’Connor: Manhattan Prosecutors Go After Builders on Construction-Site Safety

Manhattan Prosecutors Go After Builders on Construction-Site Safety

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bruce Maffeo, a member of Cozen O'Connor's White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, discusses recent litigation against Harco in The Wall Street Journal. In June when a general-contracting firm Harco Construction LLC was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Carlos Moncayo, a worker killed when a trench collapsed at a construction site in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. It was the first manslaughter conviction in the office’s recent push and prosecutors say it established that a firm managing a project can be held criminally liable for a worker’s death, even if that person is not its direct employee.“The fact that a corporation was convicted did send a bit of a shock wave through the industry generally,” said Bruce.

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