Bethel contractor charged in New York trench collapse death

Michael Conway was charged with negligent homicide in the 2021 death of Jose Vega.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2024, 5:37 PM

Updated 57 days ago

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A contractor from Bethel has been charged in a fatal construction accident that happened in Mamaroneck, New York.
Michael Conway was charged with negligent homicide in the 2021 death of Jose Vega. Vega was a day laborer hired to help dig a trench at a construction site in Mamaroneck.
The 9-foot-deep trench then collapsed, burying Vega alive.
Investigators say the trench did not have the bracing to prevent cave-ins that Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations require on all trenches deeper than 5 feet.


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