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Safety summit follows New York City crane collapse

NEW YORK (AP) – Building department officials gathered for an emergency safety summit Saturday after the city’s second deadly crane collapse in recent weeks, while lawmakers warned of dangers in New York’s building boom – especially the 250 cranes still up in the sky.

“I don’t want to hear from more constituents that they’re afraid to sit on their couches,” City Council member Jessica Lappin said at a news conference near the site of the accident on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

She joined Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who called on the city to treat rising buildings as “a public safety crisis,” with the police and fire departments forming a task force with investigators and other experts to keep close watch on all construction.
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These recurring accidents are the result of the failure to provide construction workers with a safe place to work. They also pose an intolerable danger to all New Yorkers. The unsafe conditions at construction sites are a direct result of the defunding of O.S.H.A. by the Bush Administration. There are no longer enough O.S.H.A. inspectors to inspect construction sites to see that they comply with O.S.H.A. regulations. The New York Construction Accident Lawyers at Gair Gair Conason Steigman and Mackauf have over 40 years of experience representing those injured in construction accidents including crane accidents.