Monday, March 8, 2010

Crane owner indicted on manslaughter charges

From Fox 5:

JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press Writer

A crane company owner has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after one of his 200-foot rigs collapsed and killed two workers in Manhattan in 2008.

Prosecutors announced the indictment against James Lomma on Monday. It also names two of Lomma's companies, New York Crane & Equipment Corp. and J.F. Lomma Inc.

A former mechanic with New York Crane & Equipment also was indicted.

Defense lawyers didn't immediately return calls.

The top of the giant crane snapped and crashed onto an apartment building in May 2008.

It happened a little more than two months after another crane collapsed elsewhere in Manhattan and killed seven people.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Its about time.
Any word on the slobs and Chinese cranes working on the Throggs Neck Bridge that killed Billy