Gregory Ecchevarria Didn't Need to Die

He survived more than 10 years of active military service in Afghanistan and Iraq, but couldn't survive New York City's increasingly deadly construction industry. Non-union shops like the one Mr. Ecchevarria worked at are a big reason why construction work is New York City's most dangerous occupation. More deadly than policing and firefighting.

 

This is his story.

UPDATE:

Family Sues for Wrongful Death

Two years after the crane accident that caused Gregory Ecchevarria's death, his family has sued the building owners, project developer, and contractor companies. Mr. Ecchevarria's fiance, Sarah Ramirez, said "His death is not going to be just brushed under the carpet." 

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If you work, shop, study, or live in a NYC high-rise, here are 3 reasons you'll want to know who built it: safety, quality, and cost to you. Find out the real stories about non-union construction in New York City. 

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