Malverne builder faces manslaughter for wall collapse

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William Lattarulo had a simple reply for his laborers when they became concerned about a possible cave-in at his Brooklyn construction site in March, according to investigators: "Don't worry about it." But now ... Full Story
Bill

Morristown, NJ

#2 Jun 11, 2008
This is the type of sleazebag who is hiring illegals and the est reason to deport all illegals for their own and our own good. They are a main part of the reason construction safety is so bad today. Slime like this guy can hire illegal to replace anyone who dare question saefty. lets hear you liberals argue that one!
formerly of LI

Voorhees, NJ

#3 Jun 11, 2008
Yes, the man killed was an illegal, but at least he was working and not collecting freebee money from the government.
If Lattarulo is convicted and gets the max sentence, it is still to short of a sentence. When finished, that wall could have collapsed on someone else while they were doing laundry.
Lattarulo is a condom, for lack of a more appropriate term. The judge should be allowed to sentence him to 50 years in jail.
He should also be required to continue paying the salary to the family with yearly increases to support his worker's children until they are 22 and finished with college. AND - if Lattarulo's family has to suffer financially -- Tough!
Lattarulo was the cause of death, he should pay dearly
joe

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jun 12, 2008
formerly of LI wrote:
Yes, the man killed was an illegal, but at least he was working and not collecting freebee money from the government.
was he paying taxes on that money? NO so he was getting "freebee" money from the gov't or should i say taxpayers........this is exactly the situation that could be avoided if our gov't didn't turn a blind eye towards illegal immigration, basically causing these illegals to become slaves.....Lattarulo should also be charged and sentenced for hiring illegals, then and only then will this problem with illegal immigration come to a stop..........go after the employers
B2BB

Carle Place, NY

#5 Jun 12, 2008
First - I read the article three times and nowhere does it say he is illegal. Assumptions do more harm than good.

Second - If we lose the income tax and drastically raise sales taxes, it makes no difference whether you work legally or not, taxes are still collected. This includes illegal workers, drug dealers, etc.
Bill

Morristown, NJ

#6 Jun 12, 2008
B2BB wrote:
First - I read the article three times and nowhere does it say he is illegal. Assumptions do more harm than good.
Second - If we lose the income tax and drastically raise sales taxes, it makes no difference whether you work legally or not, taxes are still collected. This includes illegal workers, drug dealers, etc.
While I agree with your concept of consumption tax over income and its obvious fairness it still does not make sense to allow people to be here illegally. If they are needed give them work visas with strict rules that if broken cause lifetime expulsion.
joe

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jun 12, 2008
B2BB wrote:
First - I read the article three times and nowhere does it say he is illegal. Assumptions do more harm than good.
Second - If we lose the income tax and drastically raise sales taxes, it makes no difference whether you work legally or not, taxes are still collected. This includes illegal workers, drug dealers, etc.
it says he was an illegal immigrant in the third paragraph.......... "Smothered in the incident was Lauro Ortega, 30, an illegal immigrant and father of two living in Brooklyn"
mCi

United States

#8 Jun 12, 2008
this is dangerous work and should be left to the pros.
the building department should stop using this man as a scapegoat , acidents happen weather he was illegal or a union man . Bricks kill......

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