A Nonprofit Wants Construction Worker’s Death to Be Investigated
A nonprofit organization wants a construction worker’s death to be investigated. An Ecuadorian construction worker was killed by a forklift at a worksite in the Jamaica area. An immigrant rights group that he was a member of wants answers about what happened and what caused the accident.
The victim was Edgar Pazmino. His peers at New Immigrant Community Empowerment want justice and to know what happened. The 34-year-old was killed on March 13 when some machinery he had been working with pinned him against the wall of a luxury condo. This happened near 89th Avenue and 150th Street.
The group doesn’t understand why Pazmino was allowed to work at the site because it was under a stop work order as it was violating many safety regulations. The immigrant rights group is demanding that a full investigation be conducted into this death. The group notes that Latino workers are often disproportionately impacted by workplace accidents.
They also want to honor Edgar and his life and make sure that his death is taken seriously and looked into.
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