$121,000 fine for worker's death in NYC mezzanine collapse

May 30, 2015 12:56 AM

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$121,000 fine for worker's death in NYC mezzanine collapse

Federal regulators say a construction company's dangerous approach to demolition caused a mezzanine collapse that killed a worker at a New York City car dealership.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday it plans to fine Formica Construction Co. $121,000 over the collapse last November on Staten Island. Forty-six-year-old Delfino Jesus Velazquez Mendizabal died after being trapped under rubble.

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