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ShutterstockMore On:lawsuitsFugitive plus size maxi dress Nigerian playboy’s yacht spotted at marina in MexicoExec is accused of violating every HR policy everSumner Redstones ex wont be getting his NYC penthouseWoman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterusA Queens man claims he was fired from his construction job after holding the hand of a dying gunshot victim.
“I heard gunshots, and I stayed inside. I saw cars speeding away and went out and saw somebody kind of tumbling down,” Anastasios Mylonas said, recalling the morning he rushed to help the 25-year-old victim of an East Harlem shooting.
“He smelled like gunpowder. I held his hand. They called the police. I saw holes in his body and blood coming out.”
Mylonas spoke long sleeve rompers soothingly to the man, who was shot just before 8 a.m. at the Taft Houses on Sept. 27, 2014. He died in the ambulance on the way to a hospital.
At the time, Mylonas was a project supervisor for a roof-replacement project run by the Armand Corp. for the New York Housing Authority.
He didn’t realize how badly he was shaken by the violence until weeks later, he says in a wrongful-termination lawsuit he filed against Armand in Manhattan Supreme Court.
“In the beginning, I thought I was OK, and I realized afterwards I had anxiety, panic attacks, was feeling dizzy. I had no idea. I thought something was wrong with me, like I had cancer or something,” he said.
A month later, he took a few days off. He says his bosses at Armand wouldn’t let him return to work without a doctor’s note. He had been out five days by the time he got medical clearance, he said.
He turned in the note, and “45 minutes later, they said, ‘We don’t need you anymore.’ Their explanation was that I was gone too many days and they needed to replace me,” he recalled.
Barbara Armand, head of the Armand Corp., said she was “disappointed” with Mylonas’ “false” allegations.
“Armand Corporation has prided itself on both its superior work product and its respectful treatment of all clients and employees,” Armand said.