License suspended for operator of the collapsed Long Island City crane

TRD New York /
Jan.January 11, 2013 12:00 PM

The city has suspended the license of the operator of the Long Island City crane that collapsed on Wednesday, the New York Times reported. In a statement, the city said that the operator, identified as Paul Geer, was trying to lift a 23,900-pound load — over twice the crane’s capacity. The statement says that Geer “was unable to see the materials being lifted and was attempting to lift those materials outside of the approved landing zone.”

The collapse trapped three construction workers and injured a total of seven people. As previously reported, the crane collapsed at a TF Cornerstone luxury rental site and the crane itself was owned by New York Crane. James Lomma, the founder of New York Crane, was recently acquitted of charges against him, following the 2008 crane collapse at the Azure condominium, which killed two.

New York Crane did not respond to the Times’ request for comment. [NYT]Zachary Kussin


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Clockwise from top left: 190 Beach 69th Street, 47-20 Center Boulevard and 2505 Bruckner Boulevard

These were the top outer borough loans last month

These were the top outer borough loans last month
The Real Deal interviews TF Cornerstone's Tom Elghanayan at REBNY's 124th annual banquet.

TF Cornerstone exec: How I got over Amazon dumping LIC

TF Cornerstone exec: How I got over Amazon dumping LIC
From left: Jim Whelan, David Schechtman, Tom Elghanayan, Helena Durst, Bill Rudin, and Adam Leitman Bailey

Real estate bigwigs sound off on politics at REBNY gala

Real estate bigwigs sound off on politics at REBNY gala
250 North 10th Street and TF Cornerstone president Frederick Elghanayan (Credit: Google Maps)

TF Cornerstone pays $140M for Williamsburg multifamily building

TF Cornerstone pays $140M for Williamsburg multifamily building
TF Cornerstone president Frederick Elghanayan and 595 Dean Street (Credit: CityRealty, Google Maps)

TF Cornerstone’s Prospect Heights two-tower project unveiled

TF Cornerstone’s Prospect Heights two-tower project unveiled
A rendering of 615 Dean Street in Brooklyn and TF Cornerstone president Frederick Elghanayan

TF Cornerstone lands financing for Pacific Park dev sites

TF Cornerstone lands financing for Pacific Park dev sites
TF Cornerstone lands $484M refi for Midtown rental tower

TF Cornerstone lands $484M refi for Midtown rental tower

TF Cornerstone lands $484M refi for Midtown rental tower
TF Cornerstone paid $143M for Pacific Park development sites

TF Cornerstone paid $143M for Pacific Park development sites

TF Cornerstone paid $143M for Pacific Park development sites
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...