Another crane accident in New York City

2008-05-31 15:36:04 (GMT) ( - News)

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New York City ( — Following the Upper East Side incident occurred on Friday morning in which one construction worker was badly injured and two were killed due the crashing of a crane into a building, all the crane operations have been suspended for this weekend in the whole city for investigations. A former crane accident on March 15 resulted in death of 7 people, resignation of Patricia Lancaster the buildings commissioner and various inspections.

The site at which the accident took place is designed to be a residential building of 32 stories out which 13 have been built. The crane smashed into a building on 354 East 91 Street at around 8 am. The noise was so deafening that some witnesses thought that it was a jet flying low while others thought it was a bomb from terrorists. The crane busted the windows and tore through the balconies of the building knocking out loose bricks and crashing on a load of twisted metals.

No one in the building got hurt but 30 years old Donald Leo, the crane operator, was dead when the rescue workers managed to remove him from his cab. 27 years old Ramadan Kurtaj was also killed in the accident who was pinned under the crane. Kurtaj was taken to the New York Presbyterian Hospital where he died. The third injured person was Simeon Alexis, a construction worker who has undergone chest injury. - Press Release Distribution Service


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