Four Construction Groups Sue New York DOT Over Pay Freeze

Four Construction Groups Sue New York DOT Over Pay Freeze 04/21/2010 By Jack Buehrer Text size: A A Four New York State trade associations representing heavy-construction contractors are suing the state over Gov. David Paterson’s announcement in March that the New York Dept. of Transportation would halt payments on all capital construction projects not funded… Read more »

NY Crane Collapse Defendants Plead Not Guilty

DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced multiple manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide counts on Monday in connection with the May 30, 2008, collapse of a tower crane in Manhattan. Defendants James Lomma and Tibor Varganyi entered not guilty pleas today. Mar 09, 2010 Criminal charges were filed Monday against two men and two corporations for… Read more »

Crane boom collapses; no injuries reported

CASPER Wyoming— A crane boom collapsed near the intersection of East Second and McKinley streets on Monday afternoon. No injuries and no extensive property damage were reported, said Lee Watts, safety manager for Energy Transportation Inc. A small utility shed located behind a business was destroyed in the crane’s fall, however. The accident occurred at… Read more »

Manitowoc Crane investigating fatal accident

Pennsylvania SHADY GROVE, Pa. — Manitowoc Crane Group is investigating the cause of a Jan. 4 accident that led to the death of a Chambersburg, Pa., man, a company official said Tuesday. Jeffrey Cowan, 41, died Sunday from injuries sustained in a fall at Manitowoc Crane Group in Shady Grove. The company is unclear what… Read more »

Two Workers Killed in Crane Accident Kotka, Finland

Yesterday 06:19 PM, updated today 11:09 AM Two men died when this basket crane collapsed. Two people were killed on Tuesday when they fell from a basket crane in downtown Kotka. The men were cleaning a building’s gutters when the sidewalk under one of the basket crane’s supporting legs collapsed. Rescue services who responded to… Read more »