Just over a week ago two construction workers were killed on a jobsite in Queens. The incident occurred just after noon in the Briarwood neighborhood. Crews were working on an apartment complex when a beam lifted by a crane came crashing down. The crane operator and another worker were struck and killed.
“Officials at the scene said investigators were trying to determine why the beam fell. Their preliminary findings indicated that the cause was a failure of the crane’s rigging, unrelated to the wind, Rick D. Chandler, the commissioner of the city’s Buildings Department, said. But Mr. Chandler cautioned that investigators were at the beginning of their inquiry and that they had not made any final determinations.” -NY Times
Crane accidents are extremely dangerous. Just last year a crane crashed down in lower Manhattan, killing one and injuring three others. Its crucial that construction site management adheres to all guidelines to keep construction crews safe and to prevent future tragedies. Learn more