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    :: Saturday, May 31, 2008 ::

    Crane Collapse - NY1, NY
    Another construction worker at the site told NY1 that it is unclear why the crane collapsed.

    "The tie-ins are still intact which means it was most likely a problem with the top of the crane. It must have been it couldn't take the pressure," she said. "But there were no loads on it, so we really don't know why it would fall if there's no loads. We didn't have anything. It was swinging around by itself, so we don’t exactly know why it would fall like that."

    The worker added that all of the proper inspections had been conducted.

    "They was on us like white on rice. We all had to wear harnesses. Most things that they normally wouldn't tell us to do, we definitely had to do that," she said. "We had inspectors every day, building inspectors, inspectors from our union to make sure we was doing everything correctly. We had inspectors from the bottom up. Local of itself had their own inspectors come in. So we really don't know how this can happen 'cause they were on us."
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