On Monday in Maybrook, NY one worker was killed and two injured after a
retaining wall collapsed at a construction site.
The property is owned by Halmar International where they were constructing
a training site for a 3-year aqueduct project. The private construction
company has offices in Nanuet and is under contract with the New York
City Department of Environmental Protection to work on a $21.2 million
project to connect the Catskill and Delaware aqueducts.
The workers were pouring concrete into wooden forms near a large structure
near the rear of the property when a retaining wall gave way. One of the
workers Timothy Lang, 53, of Saugerties was trapped and died. The other
two workers, Scott Winkler, 50, of Monroe and Rafael Zakota, 37, of Glendale
in Queens, were quickly extricated from the disaster and taken to the
hospital for their injuries.
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor would like to express our deepest
condolences to the friends and family of the victims of this terrible
accident. For more information see ourConstruction Accident article.