Attorney Cleared Crane Owner in Deadly Collapse

He acceded to state's bid for a bench trial — and argued prosecutors failed to deliver on promises.

, The National Law Journal


When a crane accident on New York City's East 91st Street in May 2008 killed two workers, seriously injured a third and caused extensive damage to a nearby building, city residents were understandably alarmed — especially considering that the accident happened less than three months after another crane collapse 40 blocks to the south killed seven people. As The New York Times reported, "[I]t left many New Yorkers pondering an unsettling question: This again?"

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