A 47-year-old construction worker died on a Huntington Station work site when a retaining wall build collapsed on him, crushing him on Monday afternoon.
Suffolk County police said Julian Castellanos of Huntington was building steps for an outside entrance to a basement apartment at a Crabapple Court home when one of two retaining walls he had built suddenly fell over, crushing him to death at 12:05 p.m.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other construction workers who were with him at the time were not injured.
Homicide Squad detectives are continuing their investigation. The Town of Huntington Fire Marshal and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were notified.