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Crane Tips Over, Lands on House

08/20/13
Crane Overturns on House 8-23-2013 1-14-36 PM

Tequesta, Florida A South Florida home was damaged in a crane accident Tuesday morning.                         This crane was being used to replace an air-conditioning unit when it toppled over and landed on a house. Tequesta Fire-Rescue spokesman Peter Allen said Read More

Construction Workers’ Families Reach Settlements in Fatal 2008 Crane Accident

01/20/12
Manhattan Crane Accident of 2008

Manhattan, New York The families of six construction workers who died in a March 2008 crane accident on E. 51st St. have agreed on a financial settlement. But the details of how much they got are being kept secret for the time being because of a court ruling Thursday. Seven Read More

Employee Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crane Collapse

10/26/11

Manhattan, New York A former employee of a company that owned a crane that collapsed two years ago on the Upper East Side and killed two people has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and agreed to testify against his former boss. By pleading guilty, the former employee, Tibor Varganyi, Read More

Manslaughter Indictment Stands in 2008 Crane Accident Case

02/15/11
Tower Crane Accident Manhattan New York 2011

Manhattan, New York A Manhattan judge this morning upheld the manslaughter indictment against crane company owner James Frank Lomma, meaning charges that he recklessly caused a fatal 2008 collapse by putting a cheaply-refurbed crane in service on East 91st Street can now proceed to trial later this year. Lomma, 65, Read More

10 Years Ago Today: Big Blue Crane Collapse

07/14/09
Big Blue Crane Collapse 1999

The Original Today marks a somber anniversary in Milwaukee history. 10 years ago today, the “Big Blue” crane collapse killed three workers at Miller Park. “There’s a major accident at the stadium here,” said a man making the 911 call at the construction site of Miller Park on the day Read More

Construction Rigger In Crane Collapse Indicted On Homicide Charges

01/5/09

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Nearly 10 months after a tower crane collapsed while it was being raised in Turtle Bay, prosecutors on Monday filed charges against William Rapetti and his company. Both face seven counts of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide Read More

Second NYC Crane Crash in Three Months Kills Two Workers

05/30/08

New York Original Story (5/30/2008):  Crane Collapse: Discussing the Intricacies of Construction Inspection A construction crane collapsed on New York’s Upper East Side, killing two workers and demolishing part of an apartment building in the city’s second fatal accident in three months. All crane operations were halted until June 2. Read More

An Accident Fuses Two Workers’ Lives Forever

05/30/08

New York Original Story (5/30/2008):  Crane Collapse: Discussing the Intricacies of Construction Inspection Donald Leo, a sturdy 30-year-old crane operator, was looking forward to a June wedding and then a honeymoon in Greece. Ramadan Kurtaj, a 27-year-old émigré who had fought for his life in Kosovo, worked long hours on Read More

Crane Collapse: Discussing the Intricacies of Construction Inspection

05/30/08

 New York  Update (5/31/2008) Second NYC Crane Crash in Three Months Kills Two Workers Update (5/31/2008) An Accident Fuses Two Workers’ Lives Forever New York City officials say that the crane that collapsed on the Upper East Side this morning, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring two others, had been properly inspected. (Although Read More

City Tower Crane Inspections Yield Numerous Violations

04/17/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Officials on Thursday wrapped up their inspections of the city’s cranes, which were prompted by last month’s deadly crane collapse in Manhattan. The Department of Buildings said that eight of the 29 cranes inspected throughout the Read More

Army of Cranes Hover Over Streets in Every Borough

03/23/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Monster cranes like the one that collapsed on the East Side rise over 40 locations around the city, almost all of them in Manhattan, records obtained by the Daily News show. Most of the cranes – massive Read More

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