Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Being cheap led to crane collapse
Federal investigators are reportedly linking a cheap repair job in China with last May's deadly crane collapse on the Upper East Side.
According to government documents obtained by the New York Post, New York Crane and its owner opted for a Chinese firm that could repair the crane's turntable faster and cheaper.
RTR Bearing says it took the job reluctantly and even advised New York Crane to do the repairs in the United States. RTR also says it bears no responsibility because it completed the weld according to New York Crane's specifications.