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Structure & Crane Collapse in NYC

Structure & Crane Collapse in NYC

Hell’s Kitchen, New York – Two steel beams being lifted by a crawler crane fell over at a construction site near Javits Center.

The construction accident occurred around 10:00 a.m. on 12th Avenue near West 34th Street.

Firefighters were on the scene and worked to control the situation.

Representative of The Department of Buildings said: “Upon arrival, DOB inspectors determined that a crane at the site was hoisting a steel beam, when the load knocked over a second upright beam, causing both beams to lean into an adjacent sidewalk shed.

No one was injured in the accident.


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John C. Merlino, ESQ.

John C. Merlino, ESQ.

John C. Merlino is a zealous legal voice for injured construction workers. A senior managing member of the firm, Mr. Merlino was born and raised in Brooklyn, to immigrant parents. Mr. Merlino learned the importance of educating our clients of their rights and being a strong-compassionate advocate. Mr. Merlino, along with his mentor William Schwitzer, are among the most respected Construction Site Accident Lawyers in the State of New York.