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New York Crane Collapse — A Deadly Worksite Injury

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Driving through downtown Austin, it seems there are more cranes in the sky than buildings. And whenever we drive under one of the cranes, I know my kids look skyward nervously.

Unfortunately, those fears became reality in New York this weekend, as four workers were killed, and at least three more are missing, after a crane collapsed at a worksite. Sadly, reports are that many in the neighborhood were concerned about the particular crane, but the contractors did nothing to prevent this foreseeable injury.

I’m sure most of you have seen some video of the worksite, but if not, the following news story has some footage that was taken shortly after the fall: