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Harco Construction found guilty of manslaughter

A construction company was found guilty of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of worker Carlos Moncayo, 22, an Ecuadorian native. According to prosecutors, Harco Construction Corp. created unsafe working conditions that resulted in Moncayo getting buried in a collapsing excavation pit in the Meatpacking District on April 6, 2015.

Charges against William Cueva, a foreman, and Alfonso Prestia, a superintendent, are still pending. “Today’s guilty verdict should signal to the construction industry that managing a project from afar does not insulate a corporation or general contractor from criminal liability,” Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.

If you are facing physical and emotional strain after a construction accident, the team at Hach & Rose, LLP can help you fight for the financial assistance to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your accident or injury. Call our offices at 866-LAWS-USA to speak with a committed and capable construction accident attorney about your situation.


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