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Federal Agency Attributes TriBeCa Crane Collapse to Operator’s Oversight

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) determined that error and oversight by the crane operator were responsible for the February 2010 TriBeCa crane collapse, which killed one and injured several others. OSHA found that Galasso Trucking & Rigging, Inc., the company operating the crane, failed to account for weather conditions on the morning of the collapse and to abide with manufacturing operational requirements. The case by OSHA against Galasso Trucking & Rigging is still pending, but OSHA is currently seeking $22,000 in penalties. Moreover, two lawsuits have been filed against Galasso and other parties on behalf of the deceased and by those injured in the collapse. The lawsuits are expected to be consolidated in the near future.

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