Owner of NJ company sentenced to 3 months in prison for fatal 2017 Poughkeepsie construction accident

The accident happened at 1 Dutchess Ave. when a wall that was holding dirt back collapsed and killed a worker.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2023, 10:03 PM

Updated 341 days ago

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The owner of a New Jersey construction company was sentenced to three months in prison for the death of a worker at a Poughkeepsie construction site.
Finbar O'Neill, 57, was also sentenced to one year probation.
His company, Onekey, was fined about $218,000 and sentenced to one year probation.
The accident happened in 2017 at a site at 1 Dutchess Ave. when a wall that was holding dirt back collapsed and killed a worker.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said the company did not follow a plan dealing with a soil compaction at the site, which was designed by an engineering firm.


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