Another Crane Accident Results in Two Deaths

Posted By Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. || 5-Dec-2016

On November 22, just after noon, two construction workers were killed on a job site in Briarwood, Queens. A steel beam fell, causing their death. Witnesses and authorities both said that as the beam was being lifted, the cable snapped causing it to fall. The crane operator and a co-worker were both killed.

Weather reports showed that winds were 20-25mph and gusts were 40 mph.

Under a new law, all crawler cranes must stop operating when winds exceed 20 mph and gusts exceed 30 mph. The construction industry, which filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court on October 26 to challenge this law, argues that the new regulations add additional time, cost, and burden, but fail to improve safety.

Officials, however, state the law in fact protects workers.

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a construction accident, call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. We have 40 years of experience helping clients recover the compensation they deserve. Call (855) 295-4737 for a free case evaluation.

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