$48 Million In Punitive Damages For Victims' Families In 2008 Crane CollapseA 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.
Jury Awards $47.8 Million To Families Of 2 Killed In Crane CollapseLomma 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.
Crane Accident Leaves At Least 10 Injured In MidtownThe crane dropped a large piece of equipment -- believed to be an industrial-size generator or air conditioning unit, police said.
Audit: Key Fixes Never Made After Deadly NYC Crane Collapses In 2008New 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.
Wrongful Death Trial Begins Anew In Upper East Side Crane FallAfter 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.
Judge Declares Mistrial In NYC Crane Collapse Wrongful Death LawsuitThe 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.
Crane Topples Onto Its Side In MineolaNo injuries have been reported.
Crane Brought In To Limit Tree Damage Blows Over, Cuts Home In HalfA 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.
Crane Operator Cited In Long Island City CollapseA 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.
Official: LIC Crane Collapse Possibly Triggered By Overweight LoadThe 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.
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.
Limited Police Escorts Available For Residents, Hotel Guests Evacuated Near Midtown Dangling CraneThe 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.