Monday, June 2, 2008

Final straw for crane accidents is next one

In an emotional two-hour meeting [Saturday], the city's acting buildings commissioner warned the construction industry that "if there's any more crane accidents, he's shutting the whole city down," sources at the emergency summit said.


Acting Department of Buildings boss Robert LiMandri told the closed-door confab at the agency's downtown headquarters that officials were also considering a new commission to regulate crane operations, the sources said.

The city is also weighing third-party inspections of crane equipment before it's set up at sites, said the sources.

[Saturday's] meeting, attended by about 80 developers, construction managers and union leaders, came as new revelations emerged about the shockingly poor condition of the giant crane that suddenly snapped Friday and killed two workers.


CJ said...

Don't worry Mr Mayor, this one will blow over too. Piece of cake. After all everyone loves you and you have a 70% approval rate.
Whoops! I hear your platform starting to come apart.

Jason in Kew Gardens said...

"So help me god, if one more crane collapses, I'm turning this thing around and we're going home!"

I'm convinced.

Taxpayer said...

The midget turtle-faced killer Commissar finally stamped his size 7 feet and laid down the law.

"Once we kill 5 more people, then I'm going to put my hands on my hips and pout".

That's show you who's the boss!

Final warning: 5 more dead and then I'll get really, really mad.

What will the penalty be? My cut will get even bigger. It'll have to come out of your share.

That'll show 'em.

sayvanderlay said...

At least, when the crane rips through one's vertebrae, there is always the consolation that you didn't die in vain.