Three top managers of NYCHA’s elevator division regularly filed false reports claiming lifts had been inspected when they weren’t – even after a huge public outcry over the death of an elderly tenant in a horrific 2015 accident.
Terrence Edwards, the site supervisor, and Timothy Braico, branch manager for Western Waterproofing Company, were both charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Thursday.
Prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office charged two construction company managers on Thursday with felony assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the accident, which left two ironworkers with disabling injuries.
158,000 New Yorkers now make up our city’s construction workforce. It’s these workers who build and grow our city, and it’s these workers who pay the price when construction supervisors cut corners in order to build faster.