NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two people are facing charges in the death of a man who was crushed in a makeshift elevator at a Brooklyn grocery store in 2018.
It happened at KP Farm on Nostrand Avenue in East Flatbush.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
The Brooklyn District Attorney says 62-year-old Young-Kil Sim was delivering an order of grocery bags to the store when he was crushed to death while using an illegally installed elevator.READ MORE: Gov. Kathy Hochul Announces Green Energy Initiative In Upstate New York
On Thursday, the district attorney announced charges against 76-year-old Jin Sung Cho and 72-year-old Kwan Yoon.
The DA alleges Cho, who owns the store, hired Yoon to install a makeshift elevator without a permit or proper license.MORE NEWS: 2 Brooklyn Lawyers Plead Guilty In Molotov Cocktail Attack During 2020 Protests
Yoon and Cho have both been charged with criminally negligent homicide. Yoon has also been charged with second-degree manslaughter.