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$30M claim filed against NYC after crane collapse

According to an article by The Enterprise, the collapse of a 565-foot-long crane in Manhattan last February led a 73-year-old man from Easton, Thomas O’Brien, to file a 30 million dollar claim against New York City. He argues that the city failed to monitor the construction site properly when O’Brien filed the claim March 18, the report said.

City officials stated that the crane was being used to install air conditioners and generators in a building. The rush of a 20mph wind while it was snowing might have contributed to the accident, but the cause remains unknown.

O’Brien was inside his vehicle when the boom of the crane dropped and landed on his car. Apart from O’Brien, two individuals sustained injuries and a 38-year-old Harvard graduate was killed during the accident.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an attempt to increase the safety of civilians, has stopped the operation of all cranes, with the exception of those attached to buildings, until they undergo city inspections. 

If you have been aggravated by a construction site accident in New York, our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our office today at 866-LAWS-USA.


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