Seven dead, 24 injured in collapse
Eyewitness News Team
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A New York City buildings inspector is accused of falsely claiming he inspected that crane that collapsed on the East Side, killing seven people. Now he is facing charges.
His arrest was announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon by Building Department Commissioner Patricia Lancaster.
At the news conference, city officials said that inspector Edward Marquette admitted to the Department of Investigation that he did not inspect the crane, although he claimed to have done so on March 4th, days before the deadly collapse.
He was charged with falsifying a business record and offering a false record.