By Fisayo Okare, Documented NY
Immigrant construction workers in New York City held a vigil Tuesday for Diego Rodriguez Celi who fell to his death while working a construction job last Friday. The demonstration was held at 85 Jay St. in Brooklyn, which is known for alleged safety violations. Apart from unsafe working conditions, workers have also accused the general contractor of the site of wage theft. Immigrant construction workers and labor unions held the vigil to advocate for better protections for workers in an industry notorious for dangerous working conditions and unjust deaths for undocumented immigrants.