Related Links: Judge Acquits NYC Crane Owner Lawyers Trade Contradictory Facts as N.Y. Crane Collapse Criminal Trial Restarts The acquittal of crane owner James F. Lomma on criminal charges related to a 2008 crane collapse in New York City leaves the public's opinion of crane safety in the cramped, complicated city very much in doubt. Some owners and contractors have not shown they are capable of operating cranes safely without serious accident for a sustained period of time. The extreme density of Manhattan requires extra precautions.So far, neither criminal prosecutions nor financial liability by the crane owners and operators has
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.