Ceremony marks 25th L'Ambiance anniversary

A ceremony was held in Bridgeport today to mark the 25th anniversary of the state's deadliest construction accident.Twenty-eight people were killed and others were wounded

BRIDGEPORT - A ceremony was held in Bridgeport today to mark the 25th anniversary of the state's deadliest construction accident.

Twenty-eight people were killed and others were wounded at L'Ambiance Plaza on April 23, 1987 when a partially constructed building collapsed.

The ceremony featured several guest speakers including Mayor Bill Finch, who recalled memories of that day and the immediate response to the accident.

A wreath ceremony was held outside the building, where a fireman's bell was rung 28 times and the names of each of the victims were read aloud.

The ceremony concluded with a remembrance Mass at the cathedral of St. Augustine.

Mourners say the anniversary is among their most important traditions now because they serve as a reminder for future generations.

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