New York City is going to suspend all crane construction until after the weekend and hire another 20 safety engineers following the latest Manhattan crane crash. The new engineers will begin to monitor the hundreds of construction sites in the city. The city will spend a total of $4 million on the engineers.
Two workers were killed and a third was injured in the May 30 crash when a crane fell onto a 32-story building in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The crane also crashed into the 23-story building across the street.
Mayor Bloomberg has called the crash "unacceptable and intolerable." We agree and will continue to monitor any progress made by NYC and the Department of Buildings. As always, our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those workers injured in the crash.