Lab Executives Faked Safety Tests on NYC Buildings Despite Potential Risk to Lives, Said New York Personal Injury Lawyer


New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on American Standard Testing and Consulting Laboratories, a major safety lab that allegedly skipped safety tests and filed false reports, claiming their concrete met quality and strength standards on a variety of projects around New York.

“Fortunately, they were caught before anyone was hurt or injured,” said Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s construction accident law firms.

As reported by Reuters, prosecutors accused American Standard Testing and Consulting Laboratories (ATSC), a Long Island firm, of fabricating almost all of its work from 1997 to 2009.

Buildings involved in the fraud include Yankee Stadium, the Javits Center, the Fulton Street subway station, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Lincoln Tunnel, and the Second Ave. subway, reported the New York Daily News.

According to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, close to 3,000 test reports contained illegitimate test results.

ATSC provided false results for both mix designs and tests of actual concrete samples from construction sites, the indictment said. The company also is accused of falsifying credentials to get city licenses and to be registered as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.

“For a company to put profits ahead of people is a gross abuse of public trust,” said New York construction accident lawyer Perecman.

As New York construction accident lawyers understand, many New York City builders depend on independent laboratories to test the concrete.

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