If you think every building in New York City is held to the same fire standards, you’d be wrong.
The loophole covers more than 600 buildings, including the Jacob Javits Convention Center, hospitals, youth centers and offices, plus state-owned buildings leased out to restaurants and stores.
The Skyscraper Safety Campaign and 9/11 Parents and Families of Firefighters & WTC Victims said in a statement Monday it wants the U.S. Attorney’s office to reopen the case.
Mitchel Alvo and the John Galt Corp. have been acquitted of manslaughter in a blaze that killed two firefighters at a condemned bank tower at Ground Zero.
A day after Salvatore DePaola’s acquittal, a second construction-company supervisor was acquitted of manslaughter and all other charges in a fire that killed two firefighters at the condemned Deutsche Bank tower at Ground Zero.
For nearly four years, construction supervisor Salvatore DePaola and two co-workers have been accused of responsibility for the deaths of two firefighters in the Deutsche Bank fire at ground zero. But on Tuesday a jury acquitted DePaola of all charges.
Mitchell Alvo, Jeffrey Melofchik and Salvatore DePaola are charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino in 2007.
Three construction company figures have lost their bid to get a judge to dismiss a manslaughter case in a blaze that killed two firefighters at a contaminated ground zero tower.