Contractor Cited Following Crane Collapse at New York City Construction Worksite

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Western Specialty Contractors was cited and fined $155,204 for exposing workers to injuries after an unsecured mini-crane overturned and fell four stories. The company was cited for failing to ensure that crane operators were trained, evaluated, and deemed competent to operate the equipment; permitting the operation of a crane in excess of its rated lifting capacity; and not verifying that the load lifted was within the crane’s rated capacity.

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