Contractor convicted of criminally negligent homicide after wall collapse killed NYC child, 5, in 2019: DA

A Long Island contractor was convicted Tuesday of constructing a defective stone fence that collapsed on and killed a younger lady in Brooklyn 5 years in the past, in keeping with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

Nadeem Anwar, a 48-year-old licensed contractor from Valley Stream, New York, dedicated a number of code violations when he constructed the wall at 444 Harman St. in Bushwick again in September 2018, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez mentioned in an announcement.

That contains blowing off the required permits from the town’s Department of Buildings, not having an engineer or architect verify the wall’s stability after he completed it and never correctly securing or reinforcing the stone pillars, Gonzalez wrote.

The stone fence that collapsed on a young Brooklyn girl in 2019.
The stone fence that collapsed on little Alysson Pinto-Chaumana in Brooklyn in 2019. Paul Martinka
aAlysson Pinto-Chaumana
Pinto-Chaumana was simply 5 years outdated when she died after the stone fence fell on her. Paul Martinka

This led a metropolis engineer who inspected the “highly unstable” building — which was held collectively largely by gravity and its personal weight — to name it “imminently perilous to life,” the DA added.

“This is a heartbreaking instance where a young child was needlessly and senselessly taken from her family because this defendant chose to ignore safety protocols by violating numerous provisions of New York City’s building code, building a heavy stone fence and failing to secure it,” Gonzalez mentioned in the assertion.

“Hopefully, today’s verdict will send a message that dangerous and sloppy work by contractors will have serious consequences.”

The 3-foot-tall, 6-foot-long decorative granite fence collapsed in August 2019, touchdown straight on little Alysson Pinto-Chaumana, age 5, in a freak accident that left the poor lady with extreme head trauma.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun discovered Anwar — who owns City Wide Construction and Renovations, Inc. — responsible of criminally negligent homicide, first-degree providing a false instrument for submitting and second-degree falsifying enterprise data following a bench trial.

Anwar’s sentencing is about for Aug. 14, the assertion mentioned.

Pieces of the stone fence that fell apart
Pieces of the stone fence, which an engineer later mentioned was not correctly strengthened and being held collectively by nothing greater than gravity. Paul Martinka
Mourners weep after Alysson Pinto-Chaumana's death.
Mourners cry after the kid’s demise. Paul MARTINKA 718.810.5185

Pinto-Chaumana had been along with her mother and several other associates visiting one other buddy that fateful evening on Harman Street, Gonzalez mentioned.

The group was milling about close to the entrance door of an enclosed patio at about 8:30 p.m., when the close by stone fence abruptly fell on Pinto-Chaumana, crushing her cranium and killing her, the DA added.

Surveillance footage obtained by The Post on the time confirmed the little lady stroll as much as the heavy fence earlier than it abruptly caved in.

A lady and two bystanders ran over to free her, and authorities rushed her to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, however she didn’t make it.  

 Alysson Pinto-Chaumana
The little lady was rushed to the hospital after the freak accident, however she didn’t make it.

Radhica Netchandra, 42, who owns the house along with her husband, mentioned the mom and daughter had been visiting the kid’s uncle, who lives on the third ground.

Netchandra had simply gotten dwelling from work and was consuming dinner when she heard screaming.

“I heard them running downstairs. So I came out, too, because I thought there must be some kind of accident,” she mentioned. “When I came out, the little girl was already in the ambulance.

“I saw all the blood. I was shocked,” she mentioned. “I heard people saying she was not going to make it because she hit her head.”

Memorials at the scene for Alysson Pinto-Chaumana
Impromptu memorials shortly sprung up on the scene after the tragic collapse. Paul MARTINKA 718.810.5185
Memorials for  Alysson Pinto-Chaumana.
The fence was constructed as half of a $35,000 renovation on the Harman Street dwelling. Paul Martinka 718.810.5185

Netchandra informed The Post that she and her husband had employed Anwar the earlier fall to do the $35,000 job.

The contractors had paved the entrance and erected the granite fence, ending up in January.

“Everything was completed, and we paid the contractor,” she mentioned. “We’ve been out there all summer. I love the outdoors. We sat out there. We barbecued out there. My husband and his friends sat out there and nothing happened.”

“I still can’t believe something like this could happen,” she mentioned, including, that she known as the contractor in the aftermath and informed him what occurred.

“He said he didn’t expect that and how can that happen.”

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