Crane falls on police van in a Manhattan construction site
Earlier this week, a construction vehicle entering a site flipped over and caused the attached crane to fall on top of a New York Police Department van.
According to the workers who were on site at the time, the accident occurred around 8:40 a.m. when the driver of the vehicle was attempting to navigate over a curb onto the sidewalk in order to enter the construction site. Based on reports, the vehicle’s center of gravity may have shifted when the crane was moved to complete the maneuver, causing the vehicle to flip backwards and send the crane crashing onto the parked NYPD van. No one was inside the police van at the time, and there were no reports of injury.
The contractor on-site was Flint Lock out of Westchester County. According to OSHA reports, the company has a history of safety violations. They were required to pay a fine of $250,000 recently for failure to provide adequate fall protection to employees during construction of a hotel.
Although no one was injured during this particular accident, cases like this illustrate the extreme safety risks for individuals who are not properly protected in and around negligent construction sites. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a New York construction site, you should consider taking legal action against the negligent party whose actions led to your accident. To speak to our construction site vehicle accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, call 866-LAWS-USA today.