Monday, June 1, 2015

Crane drops A/C, injures 10 people

From the NY Post:

At least 10 people were injured when a construction crane dropped a massive heating and air-conditioning unit nearly 30 stories at a Midtown building Sunday, officials and witnesses said.

Workers were attempting to lift the unit into one of the Madison Avenue office building’s control rooms when the rigging strap holding it broke, sending it plummeting to the street around 10:45 a.m., said a source familiar with the investigation.

The metal rectangular unit struck the side of the building multiple times as it fell, sending glass and building debris raining down. The unit landed in the middle of Madison Avenue between 38th and 39th streets.


Anonymous said...

I always shun sites where cranes are operating.
How many crane accidents have occurred in the past five years? It seems to me, an awful lot!

Anonymous said...

Scab labor, corrupt inspectors. Nothing new here, move along

Anonymous said...

And that was the latest from Crane's Business Weekly!

JQ said...

Excessive development and modernizations. There is just too much going on at the same time. Also, there's still an obvious lack of regulating. Our benevolent mayor has actually made this worse.

And to put the icing on the cake, city council just approved a massive 1500 ft. tower to be built just 4 blocks away on vanderbilt ave. Tower pestilence continues unabated.

Move along, don't forget to wear a helmet and look up at all times.