The recent boom collapse in Manhattan, New York resulted in the death of Michael Simermeyer. Ironically, the same building inspector, Patrick McGarrigle, on site who failed to check a cable involved in the accident was also connected with an fatal crane accident in 2008.
The crane operator had forgotten to put down one of the outriggers (stabilizers). Another avoidable accident, caused by operator error.
Category: Accident Report
Tags: Crane Collapse, Crushed, Operator Error, Outriggers
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