December 4, 2013

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Names of victims in Maybrook wall collapse released

MAYBROOK – The construction worker who was killed when a concrete wall fell on him in Maybrook on Monday has been identified as a Saugerties man. Village Police said Timothy Lang, 53, was killed in the incident.

Another worker, Scott Winkler, 50, of Monroe, was critically injured and is in Westchester Medical Center. The third worker, Rafael Zakota, 37, of Glendale, is recovering from injuries at Orange Regional Medical Center.

US Labor Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration inspectors have already been on the site conducting inspections, said spokesman Ted Fitzgerald.

“OSHA will be looking to determine whether or not there were violations of workplace safety standards in connection with this incident and the death of the worker and the injury of the other workers,” he said. “At this point it is too early to estimate a completion date for OSHA inspection, but OSHA will be back and forth on the site as the needs of the inspection dictate.”

The men were working at a site owned and operated by Halmar Construction, which is being used to build a replica of the Catskill Aqueduct so that its workers could practice work that will be done in Gardiner. Ongoing work there will eventually connect the Catskill and Delaware aqueducts.

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