Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Acquitted Crane Crasher Owner Strikes Again

The crane is owned by New York Crane, whose owner, James Lomma, was acquitted of criminally negligent homicide charges stemming from the 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side that killed two construction workers.
Run for your Lives! (NYP) Workers scrambled for their lives yesterday as a crane collapsed and injured seven laborers at a luxury-housing development behind the “Pepsi-Cola” sign on the Queens waterfront. * Crane Collapse in Queens Injures 9 (WSJ) * Seven Injured In Queens Crane Collapse(NY1) * Crane collapses on construction workers in Queens(NYDN)

Update City Suspends Operator’s License After Crane Accident in Queens (NYT)

* City Councilman Ben Kallos re-introduced a bill that would effectively allow New York City contractors to only hire Class A and B crane operators through the local union, thereby blocking a controversial Bloomberg plan to open the market to competition from out-of-state crane operators, Crain’s reports: http://goo.gl/FmU2Zm 

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