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Crane Accident

Astoria Characters: The Forgotten Hero

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Nick is the guy who made headlines as the Hard-Hat Hero in October 1996 when he risked his life to save a woman and her son and granddaughter from a crane's crashing boom at a Harlem construction site.

Crane Dangles Off Midtown Tower

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.07.2013 | New York

A construction crane being used for a Midtown skyscraper project malfunctioned Monday morning around 9:20 a.m, leading authorities to close 57th Stree...

No Prison For Faking NYC Crane Inspections

AP | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A crane inspector will not be going to prison for fabricating inspections of New York City cranes including one that collapsed and ki...

After Collapse, City Suspends LIcense Of Crane Operator

AP | Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The operator of a crane that collapsed at a New York City construction site was trying to lift a load more than twice as heavy as the cran...

PHOTOS: 34th Street Crane Accident Kills One, Injures Four

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City officials say the boom of a crane at a subway construction site came off and crashed to the ground, killing one person ...

Crane On Barge Strikes Scaffolding On Brooklyn Bridge, No Injuries Reported

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A crane being towed on a barge has struck scaffolding attached to the underside of New York City's Brooklyn Bridge. The Fire Department o...

New York City Crane Collapse - Updated News and Information

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update, Thursday 4:30 p.m.: A city building inspectgor has been charged with falsifying an inspection report regarding the crane which collapsed last...