We in New York City know so well the dangers of cranes. When one of the construction giants fails, injuries and fatalities can occur in just a split-second, as we have seen in Manhattan and elsewhere in recent years.
In our previous post, we wrote about the spate of crane collapses and accidents that have hit New York City in recent years.
The recent collapse of a 380-foot crane in Queens left seven workers injured -- though none with life-threatening injuries -- but it left few observers of the New York City construction business surprised.
Seven New York City construction workers were injured yesterday when a crane collapsed in Queens, officials said.
As we write this, it's known that Superstorm Sandy devastated New York City, but the extent of the damage is unknown.
Last week in this space, we told you about a candlelight vigil held by friends of a construction worker killed in a New York City crane collapse.