Crane Inspections at All MTA Sites Ordered; Construction on No. 7 Line Halted
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has suspended construction at the No. 7 subway line extension project and ordered inspection of all cranes at every MTA Capital Construction work site, following the April 3 crane collapse at the No. 7 project. The collapse took place around 7:20 p.m., killing one worker from subcontractor J&E Industries LLC, Far Rockaway, N.Y. and injuring the leg of another from Yonkers Contracting Co., the agency says. Yonkers Contracting is the owner and operator of the Manitowoc 4100 model crane that collapsed at the site, located between 33rd and 34th Streets on 11th Avenue in Manhattan.
The agency has also asked the New York City Dept. of Buildings to investigate the accident.
The DOB says it is assiting with the probe and refers calls to MTA.
Investigators on site today include those from the DOB, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the New York Police Dept.