NYC Buildings Department
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.
In damaged neighborhoods in the city, there’s something of a pecking order based on color in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
The incident took place at around 9 a.m. at 214 Carlton Ave., in the Clinton Hill, where a new four-story building was being built.
While the storm was fast-moving, it did cause damage in the form of downed trees and power lines. In the aftermath of the weather, a number of roads are closed and area airports are still experiencing delays.
Hundreds of people also demanded answers at a meeting Tuesday night after a week of living in hotels or staying with family. However, the property owner, Goldfarb Properties, was not present.