Today marks 26 years since L'Ambiance disaster

Today marks 26 years since a deadly construction accident in Bridgeport. A memorial service was held at Bridgeport City Hall to remember the 28 workers

Twenty-eight workers were killed in the construction accident.

Twenty-eight workers were killed in the construction accident. (4/23/13)

BRIDGEPORT - Today marks 26 years since a deadly construction accident in Bridgeport.

A memorial service was held at Bridgeport City Hall to remember the 28 workers killed when the L'Ambiance Plaza collapsed. The names of each victim were read aloud.

Officials say the accident prompted Connecticut and federal lawmakers to pass new construction and workplace safety rules.

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