Two years after an accident with four dead construction workers in Upper Bavaria, charges have been brought against two suspects. The Augsburg public prosecutor’s office had brought charges against the two managing directors of the construction company at the district court in Landsberg for allegations of negligent homicide, court spokeswoman Sabine Grub said on Thursday. A date for a trial has not yet been set.
In October 2020, a ceiling collapsed during concrete work on the construction site in Denklingen in the Landsberg district. A 16-year-old youth, a 34-year-old and two 37-year-old men who had been working on and under the concrete pavement were trapped by debris and liquid concrete. Two construction workers were killed immediately, two more died after the rescue despite attempts by the emergency services to revive them. A 57-year-old construction worker escaped with minor injuries.
“The two suspects are accused by the public prosecutor’s office of having their employees erect an unstable supporting structure as part of the construction of two buildings,” reported the court spokeswoman. As a result, the ceiling collapsed and the four employees were buried by concrete masses. According to the investigators, the suspects failed to check the scaffolding. The managing directors or their lawyers now have the opportunity to comment on the allegations. After the statements are available, the district court will then decide whether to hold a main hearing.