NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An undetected weakness may have caused a crane's nylon sling to rupture abruptly and unleash seven tons of steel onto a construction trailer across from ground zero, the builder's spokesman said.
Builder Defends Safety Record after Crane Accident
The accident Friday left an architect hospitalized and builder Tishman Construction Corp. facing four violations, including unsafe hoist operations and failure to safeguard the public during construction. The contractor leasing the crane was also cited with unsafe hoisting operations, and the city Buildings Department issued a stop-work order for the crane.
Architect in crane crash may never walk