Crane Accidents

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Construction is a constant in New York with no signs of slowing down. With the large number of construction sites across the city comes the risk of accidents, one of the most serious resulting from cranes. Just this week a type of crane known as a manlift (or cherry picker)…

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We see them everywhere, and we take their safety for granted. We drive under them on the highway, walk near them at shopping centers and in store parking lots. We take one look at their strong steel frames and just assume that nothing will go wrong. But despite how stable…

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You don’t have to be a construction worker to encounter a crane accident. Crane accidents can affect pedestrians around a construction zone, as well as workers on or near the site, or someone in a home or building at the time of impact when a crane collapses straight down or…

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