Friday, April 23, 2010
L’AMBIANCE 23rd YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Every year, the iron workers, the carpenters, the electricians, the cement workers, plumbers, the people who make buildings go up, remember their 28 brothers who died in Bridgeport on April 23, 1987, when the building they were working on came down atop them. It was being built with a technique called "lift slab." Concrete floors were poured at ground level and then jacked up. On the afternoon of the 23rd, a metal collar that held the slabs failed. The floors pancaked to the ground with a thunderous roar. Today we remember our lost brothers.