crane accident

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 …

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NYC crane inspector convicted of falsifying records gets probation

In March 2008, a New York City crane accident left seven people dead. It was determined that the inspection of the crane, along with several others, was falsified by a crane inspector. The crane inspector faced criminal charges for his role in the deadly crane accident, but he was later acquitted. He was, however, convicted …

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