An accident took place on Manhattan's Upper East Side when a crane collapsed at a construction site. The owner of the crane rig is being charged with man slaughter because he was allegedly refusing to make necessary repairs to the machine to save money. The owner however is claiming that the accident was caused solely by the mistake of the men operating the crane. Since this particular crane accident happened just two months after another major Manhattan crane accident, killing seven people, there has subsequently been uproar in New York that has spread to other states regarding crane safety at construction sites. The company in question, New York Crane & Equipment Corporation, has the opportunity to prove that they acted responsibly and at all times making necessary repairs to their equipment. They crane company firmly believe that the accident was caused because the crane was pulled up too high and not because a machine part failed.
In this accident, pieces fell off the 200-foot-tall crane and onto a nearby apartment building. A crane operator and another coworker were killed and a third worker was badly injured. The prosecution is claiming that the company hired a Chinese company to repair a part on the crane that would be cheap, while knowingly sacrificing quality while the defense is claiming that the part was not only manufactured correctly, it was scheduled to be tested by city building officials. Construction accidents happen often because of human error or unpredictable factors, but many times they are unfortunately caused by negligence. If you or a loved one was injured in a crane accident, then you should seek the help of an
industrial injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin today.
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