30 May 2008

Another Crane Collapses

Another crane has collapsed in Manhattan, this one on East 91st Street. It smashed into "a high-rise apartment building on East 91st Street on the Upper East Side on Friday morning, tearing off balconies and leaving a swath of damage... One person, the operator of the crane’s cab, was killed and at least one other has been pulled from the wreckage, but that person’s condition was not immediately known."

That must have been one of those cranes the Department of Building inspected just a while ago after the horrific East Side crane crash in March. Wonder if Bloomberg will react with his usual "accidents will happen" speech this time, or finally realize that rampant, largely unsupervised construction comes with serious consequences.

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