Investigators say a nylon strap might have broken while lifting a six-ton piece of steel, sending a crane at 303 East 51st Street crashing down on Saturday. Four construction workers were killed and three more bodies were found yesterday at a townhouse that was crushed by the crane. Patricia Lancaster, the buildings commissioner, said the city would inspect the approximately 250 cranes operating at construction sites around the city.
Nylon strap could have caused East Side crane collapse
March 18, 2008 08:38AM