Criminal Charges Filed Against Construction Managers in NYC Crane Accident

Prosecutors have filed charges against two construction managers in connection with an East Harlem construction accident in June 2018, which left two ironworkers with disabling injuries. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, prosecutors filed second-degree assault charges against the two employees. The workers were severely injured when a mini-crane that was lifting a glass wall panel at an East Harlem condo project collapsed after its 14-foot-long jib dipped abruptly. Negligence Alleged Officials said a “series of bungles” contributed to the accident. The worker who was operating the crane was not trained and the crane wasn’t tethered down. In addition, the crane’s load exceeded the maximum capacity for the way in which it was used. The company also had not followed the Department of Buildings’ (DOB) safety protocols including those that require contractors to submit engineer plans for crane use, officials said. Prosecutors said the…

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