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‘We Will Not Obey’ Sentence in Worker Death, Construction Co. Tells Judge

(DNAINFO)  Danielle Tcholakian | July 14, 2016 — Harco Construction said it refuses to fund public service announcements on worker safety.

The general contracting company found guilty in the death of a young construction worker refused to comply with a judge’s sentence to pay for worker-safety public service announcements — saying the company would rather pay fines than admit wrongdoing.

“We will not obey,” Harco Construction’sattorney, Ron Fischetti told Judge A. Kirke Bartley during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, after the company was found guilty of manslaughter in June in the death of Carlos Moncayo, who was crushed to death in an unsafe excavation pit at 9-19 Ninth Ave. on April 6, 2015.

Fischetti added that funding the court-ordered PSAs would be “an admission that Harco was partially responsible for this accident, and they were not.”

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