On May 31, 2015, a crane carrying a massive industrial air conditioning unit collapsed in midtown Manhattan, dropping the unit approximately 30 stories.The crane accident occurred when it was lifting the air conditioner for placement toward the top of a midtown building. The cable attached to the crane snapped, dropping debris on the sidewalk and road below. Two construction workers and eight pedestrians reportedly suffered injuries as a result of the falling debris.
If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Group for New York today for a free, confidential consultation with no obligation on your part. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
New York Mayor Comments on Accident
According to a NBC New York report, one tourist in town from Atlanta compared the crane accident to watching a train car falling off the side of a high rise. The New York City mayor showed concern for those who suffered injuries due to the snapped cable and crane mishap, but expressed relief that the incident occurred on a weekend, rather than a weekday, when there are typically less people on the street.
Questions Regarding the Cause of the Accident
The mayor also said that while it is yet to be determined what exactly caused the cable to snap, sending the air-conditioning unit crashing to the ground below, a comprehensive investigation would be launched to determine the exact cause of the accident.
The city’s buildings department commissioner said that all proper permits necessary for using the crane at that time were in place. He also said that while he was not immediately aware of any issues or complaints regarding the crane, additional review would be performed as a follow-up measure.
Accident Victims May Be Entitled to Compensation
Those who have suffered injuries as a result of a crane accident or similar situation may be entitled to damages resulting from their injuries, including medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress, loss of income or ability to work, or other damages. Family members of those killed in accidents may be able to pursue claims for the wrongful death of a loved one, including medical expenses attributable to a fatal injury, loss of relationship or financial support, and pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a family member.
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