A crane collapse that killed David Wichs last February was a result of human error, according to a report released this month by New York City. It’s the latest development in a bitter dispute between city officials, builders and Wichs’s widow over crane security and the city’s liability for his death.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday unveiled a series of new policies governing the use of construction booms in the United States’ largest city, after a deadly crane collapse in Manhattan that killed a Jewish man remembered as an “absolute angel.”
David Wichs’ remarkable life of achievement and Jewish compassion started in Communist Czechoslovakia 38 years ago. It ended in a flash Friday on a blustery snowy morning in lower Manhattan.
Two New York City dentists have filed a $5 million lawsuit against the contractor at a nearly completed 90-story luxury apartment building, blaming it for the collapse of the top of a construction crane during superstorm Sandy.