Manhattan construction accident lawyer: West Side crane collapse kills one

04/12/2012 // New York City, NY, USA // New York City Accident Lawyer // Jonathan C Reiter

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, a crane collapse at a construction site where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is building an extension of the No.7 subway line resulted in the death of one worker and serious injuries to another, confirms Manhattan construction accident lawyer Jonathan C Reiter. The accident is the third fatal collapse in the past four years.

New York City injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter explains the crane was positioned on the second of three levels on the construction site in Manhattan early Tuesday evening. According to Fire Department officials, the boom came apart in two pieces, one 40 feet long and the other 80 feet long. Manhattan construction injury lawyer Reiter identifies the worker killed as Michael Simermeyer, 30, of Burlington, NJ. One worker was hospitalized for a leg injury and three others were treated for minor injuries.

The crane was owned and operated by Yonkers Contracting Co., according to information received from the MTA.

As of Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the New York City transit agency was inspecting cranes at construction sites around the city. All work at the Manhattan site is suspended until further notice, explains Manhattan construction accident lawyer Jonathan C Reiter.

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