Man killed in Chili construction accident was well-known in the community

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Editor’s note: The previous version of this story said Fallone was the owner of Fallone Properties, family clarified he is actually the owner of Bellaqua LLC.

CHILI, N.Y. (WHEC) — The man killed in a construction incident in a trench in Chili Sunday morning has been identified.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said 56-year-old Robert Fallone Jr., of Chili, was killed in the incident.

Crews went to the scene shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Bellaqua Estates Drive for a rescue of a man stuck in a trench. According to MCSO, Fallone Jr., an independent contractor, was digging for the purpose of getting access to a sewer line.

At some point, deputies said the wall to the 15-foot deep trench collapsed, burying Fallone. Fallone’s body was recovered shortly after 5 p.m.

Fallone owned the Inn on Broadway in Downtown Rochester, as well as Tournedo’s Restaurant, located within the inn. He was also a dentist and owner of Bellaqua LLC.

MCSO deputies and several; partnering first responders assisted in the recovery effort. No responders were hurt.

People who knew Robert Fallone Jr. called him Bob.

The 56-year-old and his family built homes all across the Town of Chili.

Town Supervisor David Dunning said Fallone lived right down the street from where the accident happened, and that Fallone made Chili a better place.

"Bob and his family brought, you know, upscale homes, which is to Chili what it is that Bellaqua Estates where he lives and he was building new homes," Dunning said. "Bob was very, very well known around here by a lot of people. It is a great loss."

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Bartolomeo and Perotto Funeral Home in Greece. His funeral will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Pius Tenth Church in Chili.