Remembering L’Ambiance Plaza tragedy

Workers go through the debris of the collapsed L'Ambiance plaza building, Apr. 23, 1987.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Today marks the 27th anniversary of one of the worst construction accidents in the state’s history.

In 1987, 28 construction workers were killed when the L’Ambiance Plaza building collapsed.

PHOTOS: L’Ambiance Plaza Collapse

The 13-story apartment tower was about half-completed when a malfunction caused a concrete floor slab to slip. That set off a chain reaction which brought down the entire building.

That type of construction has since been stopped in Connecticut.

As they do every year, a ceremony was held to remember the victims. A wreath was also laid at a memorial to the construction workers.

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