Three Remain Missing After Manhattan Crane Collapse

Three people -- two construction workers and a female resident of one of the damaged buildings -- remained missing as of Sunday afternoon following a construction crane's collapse 24 hours earlier at 51st Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan. Four construction workers are confirmed dead in what Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city officials said was among the city's worst construction accidents.

A retired contractor complained to city building officials days before the collapse that he believed the crane was not properly braced, but an inspector visited and said it met regulations, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. The retired contractor complained that the crane was anchored to the building under construction in only two places, which he considered inadequate, according to the newspaper.

"This construction accident is one of the worst the city has had, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families," the mayor said Saturday. The crane came apart in the collapse, with its bottom section striking a 19-story residential building  The top section fell onto a four-story townhouse and destroyed it.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping there are always questions regarding the requirements and in and outs. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together this page with critical information to help answer your key questions about OSHA recordkeeping.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We put together a guide that’s easy to digest so you can ensure you're complying with OSHA's training standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus