NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC News is providing updates on the ongoing investigation into the most recent deadly crane collapse in New York City, this time downtown, just 10 blocks from the World Trade Center site. ("Cause of Deadly New York Crane Collapse Under Investigation." February 8, 2016). According to reports, it may take weeks to determine the exact cause of the city's most recent crane collapse, which left one dead, thee injured, and a row of park cars destroyed. Video captured the 565-foot-long crane crashing down to the street in lower Manhattan during the morning commute last Friday.
The crane had apparently been inspected by the Department of Buildings the day before and was rated to withstand winds of up to 25 mph, but with winds nearing 20 mph, workers attempted to secure it. Unfortunately, the crane collapsed and left a path of death and destruction in its wake. The operators of the crane reportedly tested negative for drugs and alcohol and was cooperating with authorities. In the interim, Mayor de Blasio has ordered that all cranes cease operation pending further inspection and approval by the city.
"This is yet another heartbreaking tragedy caused by a crane collapse, and our hearts go out to the friends and families of the victims," said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. "It feels like it is almost becoming normal that these types of accidents occur, even though in such a densely populated city, the potential for disaster is tremendous. Whatever the investigation proves, we hope that the city, building owners, and crane operators will take a fresh look at how cranes are used in the city and come forth with a better plan for ensuring the safety of all New Yorkers."
"While cranes are essential to the construction efforts in the city, the potential danger their operation brings is frightening. Even where everyone is following the rules, accidents can still happen, but all too often operators cut corners and refuse to take the safety of their workers and fellow citizens seriously. In either event, if you or a loved one is the victim of a crane collapse, you should not be left to fend for yourselves alone. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process of filing claims against the appropriate individuals and entities and maximize your chances for receiving the compensation you need and deserve. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is free, and your fee is always paid by your award, so there is little barrier to quality representation."
If you or a loved one has suffered and injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of a construction accident in New York, you should contact a New York Construction Accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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