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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)

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

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)

Man Tells Of Frightening Close Call In UES Crane Trial

Testimony continued today in the trial of James Lomma, charged in the deadly 2008 Upper East Side crane collapse. The latest witness told of his extremely close call that day.

02/24/2012

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

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)

Crane Owner James Lomma On Trial In Deadly 2008 Upper East Side Collapse

Lomma is accused of making inferior repairs to a crane to save money and prosecutors say he failed to take steps to ensure the repair was sound.

02/21/2012

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)

Mechanic Pleads Guilty After NYC Crane Collapse

In pleading guilty, Tibor Varganyi will avoid a manslaughter charge that carries a possible 15-year sentence.

10/27/2011