Collapsed Trench Nearly Claims a Life-No Permits, No Trench Shoring = Attempted Murder?

This victim was lucky he didn't die…I hope his employer gets what they deserve when a life is risked for profit.

A worker digging at a Harlem construction site was nearly killed yesterday when the ground suddenly collapsed and he was buried up to his neck in dirt and rubble, witnesses and fire officials said.

The worker, employed by Accura Restoration, was inside an 8-foot trench waterproofing a building at 1753 Park Ave. when the ground gave way at around 11 a.m.

Two good Samaritans, Francisco Pichardo and Ricardo Santos, heard the man’s anguished screams and raced to the scene.

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