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NYC Man Arrested in Crane Collapse

03/20/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Reportedly, Edward Marquette, 46, who earns $52,283 a year to work for the cranes and derricks department, was asked to check upon the crane before it fell, after complaints were made about it being unsafe. Marquette Read More

Former Spartanburg Phillie Among Victims of Crane Accident

03/19/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People The name might not sound familiar, but Santino “Santy” Gallone was a man worthy of respect and remembrance. Gallone, 37, was one of seven people who died in Saturday’s crane accident in New York City. He Read More

In the Wake of a Crane Collapse, a Home Skewered by a Beam

03/19/08
In the Wake of a Crane Collapse, a Home Skewered by a Beam (1)

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Since Saturday’s collapse of a towering construction crane on the East Side of Manhattan, attention has understandably focused on the central and spectacular details, on the lives lost, the 22-story crane that toppled, the building that Read More

Did a Piece of Nylon Cause Crane Collapse?

03/19/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Residents of five buildings in the area where a 19-story crane collapsed over the weekend are being allowed back into their homes, and another lane of traffic on a nearby avenue has been reopened, city officials Read More

New York to Send Construction Crane Remains for Tests

03/17/08
New York to Send Construction Crane Remains for Tests

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People New York City workers will dismantle the remnants of a construction crane that collapsed and killed at least five people and send them to a forensics laboratory for testing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The collapse on Saturday of Read More

Victims Remembered as Men Who Knew Risks, but Loved the Job

03/17/08
Victims Remembered as Men Who Knew Risks, but Loved the Job

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People The crane operator lugs his lunchbox and thermos into the cab high in the air as his father had before him, and he sits alone. Below him, the riggers work in the open air, and at Read More

Safety is Job One – Deaths at NYC Construction Site Should Not Have Happened

03/16/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Yesterday’s tragic crane collapse in NYC killed four and injured 10. It happened in mid-town Manhattan and could have been much worse. The site at 50th Street and 2nd Avenue is a bustling mid city intersection. Read More

Contractor Warned City About Crane but was Blown Off

03/16/08
Contractor Warned City About Crane but was Blown Off

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People A retired contractor warned the city 12 days ago the doomed crane on E. 51st St. wasn’t properly braced, but the Buildings Department blew him off after making a cursory check. “I think the Buildings Department Read More

Co-Workers Devastated Over Lost Cane Crew

03/16/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People The crane operator was named Wayne, but his steady signalman sometimes called him “Happy Feet.” “He just bought his wife a chandelier,” said the signalman, John Rodriguez. “He wanted a plasma TV, but she wanted a chandelier and Read More

Crane Tragedy is Just Latest in a String of Disasters at Construction Sites

03/16/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Once again the complaints poured in. Once again inspectors wrote up the violations. And once again there was death at a New York City construction site. Since December, the city Buildings Department has received a stunning 32 complaints Read More

Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People

03/15/08
Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People (8)

New York City Article (3/16/2008):  Crane Tragedy is Just Latest in a String of Disasters at Construction Sites In Memory of (3/16/2008):  Co-Workers Devastated Over Lost Cane Crew Update (3/16/2008):  Contractor Warned City About Crane but was Blown Off Article (3/16/2008):  Safety is Job One – Deaths at NYC Construction Read More

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