Bridgeport honors L'Ambiance Plaza victims after 28 years

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join other officials at a memorial that marks 28 years since the tragedy.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join other officials at a memorial that marks 28 years since the tragedy. (4/23/15)

BRIDGEPORT - A somber anniversary in Bridgeport marks 28 years since the collapse at the L'Ambiance Plaza construction site downtown.

The collapse prompted a large scale, eight-day rescue attempt that left 28 workers dead and 22 others hurt.

Neighbors who lived near the two-tower apartment construction say they will always remember that fateful day.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and other city officials marked the anniversary this morning at City Hall.

Finch says the so called "lift-slab method" used in the construction is now banned in Connecticut. The technique allowed slabs of concrete to fall pancake style, one on top of another, trapping the men below. The lift slab method is still used in construction outside of Connecticut.

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