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Civil trial for a fatal Manhattan crane accident starts

A civil trial opened in regards to a tragic crane accident that occurred at a Manhattan construction site five years ago, Fox News reported on May 24.

The families of the deceased workers filed a civil lawsuit against crane company owner James Lomma and other involved parties over wrongful death. The plaintiffs believe Lomma permitted a substandard repair on the crane, causing it to break while Donald Leo was operating it from above.

In May 2008, a crane broke at a construction site on the Upper East Side of New York, killing Leo, 30, and sewer company employee Ramadan Kurtaj, 27. Lomma was charged with manslaughter in a criminal trial but was acquitted of the crime in 2012.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, we believe New York construction workers legitimately hurt in a workplace accident due to someone else’s negligence should never be deprived of justice and compensation. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA to learn more about filing a construction accident claim.

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