Crane Collapse

Donald Leo and Ramadan Kurtaj (Credit: CBS 2)

$48 Million In Punitive Damages For Victims’ Families In 2008 Crane Collapse

A jury in Manhattan decided Monday that the families of two men killed in a 2008 construction crane collapse should get $48 million in punitive damages from the crane’s owner and his companies.

08/03/2015

Debris is scattered on the ground at the scene of a crane collapse on the Upper East Side at 91st Street and 1st Avenue May 30, 2008 in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Jury Awards $47.8 Million To Families Of 2 Killed In Crane Collapse

Lomma and his companies will now have to pay $32 million to the family of Ramadan Kurtaj and $15.8 million to the family of Donald Leo.

07/30/2015

A large hole can be seen in the Madison Avenue building where a crane dropped its payload May 31, 2015. (Credit: Shawn G. Chittle/Twitter)

Crane Accident Leaves At Least 10 Injured In Midtown

The crane dropped a large piece of equipment — believed to be an industrial-size generator or air conditioning unit, police said.

05/31/2015

FILE -- NYPD Emergency Services Unit Officers remove debris in front of 305 50th Street, where a piece of a crane landed from a construction site a block north on 51st street on March 15, 2008. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images).

Audit: Key Fixes Never Made After Deadly NYC Crane Collapses In 2008

New York City has implemented only a number of the 65 recommendations made following two deadly crane collapses in 2008, according to an audit by the city controller’s office.

11/10/2014

Debris is scattered on the ground at the scene of a crane collapse on the Upper East Side at 91st Street and 1st Avenue May 30, 2008 in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Wrongful Death Trial Begins Anew In Upper East Side Crane Fall

After a criminal acquittal and a once-derailed wrongful death trial, a construction crane owner on Thursday again faced a civil trial in a collapse that killed two workers and helped spur new safety rules.

10/02/2014

Debris is scattered on the ground at the scene of a crane collapse on the Upper East Side at 91st Street and 1st Avenue May 30, 2008 in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Judge Declares Mistrial In NYC Crane Collapse Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The judge said Friday that because the owner of New York Crane and Equipment, James Lomma, is in the hospital and could not attend court proceedings, the trial would be postponed until September.

05/30/2014

A toppled crane in Mineola on Dec. 18, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Crane Topples Onto Its Side In Mineola

No injuries have been reported.

12/18/2013

Mike Ricanelli's house was literally cut in half when a tree removal crane blew over during a storm and landed on the roof. (Photo: CBS 2)

Crane Brought In To Limit Tree Damage Blows Over, Cuts Home In Half

A crane collapse in high winds has sent homeowner scrambling. When the dust cleared, he saw his house had been cut through as if by a giant knife.

07/11/2013

Crane Collapse in Long Island City, Queens - Jan. 9, 2013 (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Crane Operator Cited In Long Island City Collapse

A crane operator and a contractor didn’t inspect equipment, failed to take proper precautions and ran the rig unsafely before it collapsed while building a New York City apartment tower and injured seven construction workers, officials said Wednesday.

01/30/2013

A close-up look at the crane collapse in Long Island City on Jan. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Official: LIC Crane Collapse Possibly Triggered By Overweight Load

The crane that collapsed across a building in Long Island City, Queens on Wednesday afternoon was attempting to lift more than twice as much weight as was approved, according to a preliminary investigation from the city’s Buildings Department.

01/10/2013

This crane collapsed in Long Island City on Jan. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

7 Injured In Crane Collapse At Construction Site In Long Island City

The neck of the 380-foot mobile crane crashed through the top of the wooden first floor of the site, officials said.

01/09/2013

A crane arm damaged by Sandy dangling over West 57th Street as seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Limited Police Escorts Available For Residents, Hotel Guests Evacuated Near Midtown Dangling Crane

The New York City Department of Emergency Management announced Thursday afternoon that residents and hotel guests who were forced to evacuate due to the crane collapse will be escorted into the buildings by the NYPD to retrieve ‘absolute necessities’ such as medication.

11/01/2012

Debris is scattered on the ground at the scene of a crane collapse on the Upper East Side at 91st Street and 1st Avenue May 30, 2008 in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Crane Mechanic Gets Community Service In Deadly Collapse

A mechanic has been sentenced to a year of community service for his role in a New York City construction crane collapse that killed two workers.

08/07/2012

James Lomma (middle) in court on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in New York City (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

James Lomma Acquitted On All Counts In NYC Deadly Crane Collapse

There was anger in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday after a construction company owner was acquitted in a crane collapse that killed two workers on the Upper East Side.

04/26/2012

Crane collapse at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue (credit: CBS 2)

1 Dead, 4 Others Injured In Crane Collapse On West 34th Street

Investigators said the crane cable snapped, sending the boom plummeting. That massive arm of steel crushed one of the workers, while another worker suffered severe trauma to his leg after being hit by debris.

04/03/2012

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