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 Galasso Trucking & Rigging with two “serious” violations, issued on Aug. 3, related to the deadly crash along two city blocks on Feb. 5, ABC News first reported.

Inspectors found that Galasso exposed employees to “hazards associated with crane failure” because they didn’t have policies in place to operate the crane in accordance with the manufacturers’ protocols, according to OSHA violation documents.

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