We don't know who performed the task of informing his young family, but it must have been a very difficult duty to carry out. There are no words with which you can break gently the news of the sudden loss of a father and husband.
It is no secret that some industries are inherently more dangerous than others. The construction industry for example, can be a dangerous business. Our New York readers learned recently about a construction accident involving a crane, in which a construction worker was killed.
A construction worker helping rebuild a home that had been burnt down by fire last winter lost a finger in a construction accident last week.
A crane owner's attorney blames one of the workers killed in a 2008 Manhattan crane collapse for the disaster. Prosecutors say the owner tried to cut corners on worker safety, getting a cheap repair and deceiving inspectors.
New York City is telling construction companies to lighten the loads lifted by tower cranes across Manhattan and the other boroughs following the World Trade Center crane accident last month, the Huffington Post reports.
It was May of 2008 and construction work was loud and furious on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In a few unforgettable moments, the noise increased to a deafening roar as a crane collapsed and a pair of lives ended and others were forever changed.
We've written in this space before about the dangers to construction workers in a crane accident.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently said it is "manifestly absurd" for the Steel Institute of New York (SINY) to try to block New York City crane rules designed to protect the public.