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Eli Cherkasky

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

Painful Testimony Given In Crane Collapse Trial

Interspersed with testimony about the bad welding jobs, the crack in the turntable that supported the crane operator’s cab, and the accusations of negligence by the crane owner, there are the witnesses who bring home the human tragedy.

03/09/2012

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

Victim’s Father Testifies In UES Crane Collapse Trial

A devastated Don Leo, a crane operator himself who had actually worked on this very crane a week earlier, told of first getting the word that the crane was down on East 91st Street.

02/22/2012