Category: Crane Accidents


WPIX-TV reported on September 12, 2019, that a 59-year-old man died after the cherry picker he was working in was struck by a box truck just before 3 a.m. at the intersection of Goldsmith Street and Grand Avenue in Elmhurst. A cherry picker, also known as a basket crane, boom

When a construction crane collapsed on the Tappan Zee Bridge last summer, investigators were tasked with determining if the cause of the accident was due to mechanical failure or operator error. Exactly six months later, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its findings, which show it was faulty equipment

Earlier this year a 565-foot crane collapsed at a construction site in lower Manhattan, killing a 38-year old man on his way to work in the Financial District. High wind gusts on a cold February day were thought to be the reason for the collapse. However, city officials with the