If you work on a construction site in New York City, you know firsthand the pressures that contractors and subcontractors face. You also know that working conditions are complex and, when an accident occurs, it can be difficult to tell exactly why it happened and whose fault it really was.
A 40-year-old man is dead after a crane collapsed in Midtown this morning. The construction accident occurred as a boom crane was transported via truck. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 76 percent of crane accidents involve mobile or tower cranes - like the one at the scene today.
It was six years ago when a crane collapsed in Manhattan, killing two construction workers. The families of victims Donald Leo, 30, and Ramadan Kurtaj, 27, needed answers to how such a tragedy could happen.