Laurence Moloney de Quincy accused of perjury after deaths on construction site

BOSTON – A Quincy construction company owner and one of his employees face charges after two men were killed at a Boston job site earlier this year.

Laurence Moloney, 57, of Quincy faces three charges after District Attorney Rachael Rollins said he and an employee – Konstantino Kollias, 35 from Newton – lied about the company’s security record that owns Moloney, Atlantic Coast Utilities.

Rollins announced on Tuesday that a grand jury has handed down several indictments for perjury in connection with the inquest into the deaths of Jordan Romero, 27, and Juan Carlos Figueroa Gutierrez, 33, who died after the shock of ‘a dump truck. them and pushed them into a 9-foot-deep trench. The district attorney had previously determined that the driver of the dump truck was not criminally responsible for the deaths of the men.

Moloney and Kollias have submitted a combined total of four Mattocks-Higgins occupational safety affidavits to the City of Boston as part of the High Street Project. Their affidavits indicated that the company had not committed any violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However, the district attorney’s office said OSHA released the company’s citations on September 8, 2016 and again on June 3, 2019.

“City records indicate that Mr. Moloney allegedly submitted the forged affidavits on behalf of Atlantic Coast Utilities on March 20, 2019, August 6, 2019 and December 1, 2020. Mr. Kollias is charged with submitting a forged affidavit for the company on October 7, 2019, ”the Rollins office wrote.

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Moloney and Kollias are set to be brought to justice on Wednesday, November 1.

After the deaths of Romero and Gutierrez, OSHA reported several violations to Atlantic Coast Utilities. The main violation was the company’s refusal to train Romero, Gutierrez and other workers to recognize and avoid work-related hazards. The agency also found that the company had failed to conduct site inspections to identify and correct hazards, including the risk of being struck by construction vehicles and other vehicles; crushed or engulfed in an unguarded trench; and be overcome by oxygen-poor or toxic atmospheres in the trench and an adjacent manhole.

Laurence Moloney of Quincy faces three charges after two men were killed on a job site with her construction company, Atlantic Coast Utilities, earlier this year.

According to the Department of Labor, Moloney and his companies have ignored OSHA quotes and repeated harm reduction claims.

In August, OSHA proposed a total of $ 1.3 million in penalties for security breaches.

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