Entries by Raúl Carrasquel

Why Cranes Keep Falling

In the wake of New York City’s latest disaster, crane safety experts weigh in on leading causes of crane collapses. On February 5, a windy day in Lower Manhattan, a 565-foot crane collapsed and killed a man when it struck the parked car in which he sat. Crews had been planning to secure the Worth […]

Deadly TriBeCa Crane Crash Caused by Operator’s Safety Failures: Feds

LOWER MANHATTAN — The operator of the 565-long crane that crashed in TriBeCa, killing two people in February, had no policy to to ensure proper use of the crane in high winds, and was violating manufacturer protocols at the time of the incident, federal safety investigators found. The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration hit […]