NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- A New York company is accused of faking the results of concrete tests conducted at major construction sites such as the RFK Bridge, prosecutors said.
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said Stallone Testing Labs and lab director William Bayer was indicted for allegedly failing to properly check concrete used in nearly 100 projects, including top projects like 1 World Trade Center and subway stations, the New York Daily News said Thursday.
"The safety net was bypassed," Morgenthau alleged.
Under New York building codes, companies are required to check the strength of concrete to ensure it meets safety standards.
"These defendants chose deceit, rather than honesty, as their code of conduct," Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn alleged.
Officials said thanks to the precautionary nature of the city's safety standards, no buildings built with the concrete are in danger of collapse.
Attorney Luigi DeMaio, who is representing Stallone Testing Labs, denied the allegations.
"These charges are an absolute, total and complete falsity," he said. "On all of these projects the design mixes have been tested."