Operator Cited in Queens Crane Collapse at Construction Site

A crane operator and a construction site sub contractor failed to inspect crane equipment, adding to the cause of the Queens crane collapse.  Investigations into the cause of the construction site accident revealed the crane operator and sub contractors did not take proper precautions and ran the crane unsafely, causing the collapse. 

This most recent crane collapse occurred while building a Queens apartment tower in January of this year.   At least seven construction workers were seriously injuredThe collapse was the latest of several accidents in recent years. Two collapses in 2008 caused deaths and another fatal crane accident this past April are just a few examples of how impropely utilized cranes can cause serious injuries to construction workers below.  

Duane Morgan of Morgan Levine is currently fighting for the rights of construction workers in New York City on more than 150 cases.  Many of these cases involve union construction workers injured from objects falling from scaffolds, ladders and cranes.  Many of these injured union members are unable to return to work due to their injuries.

The attorneys at Morgan Levine focus on getting all possible benefits for our injured clients.  These benefits include workers’ compensation benefits, disability benefits and early pension benefits.

Contact Duane Morgan of Morgan Levine Dolan if you or a loved one has been injured in a construction related accident.


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