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Published on December 4, 2016

2 Workers Killed in Crane Accident in Queens

Victims’ family members speak out after deadly Queens construction accident

http://abc7ny.com/news/victims-family-members-speak-out-after-queens-crane-accident/1622826/Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler said the 6,500-pound beam dropped from the fourth floor of the building onto the crane and that it appeared the rigging rope may have failed while the beam was being lifted, which caused the piece of …

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Cable in deadly crane accident couldn’t support steel beam

“The beam was too heavy for the cable. They should have used stronger cable to carry that amount of weight,” the source said.

Crane operator George Smith, 47, and worker Elizandro Ramos, 43, were killed when the I-beam plummeted onto the top of the cab …

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Crane operator’s wife heartbroken over fatal accident

http://nypost.com/2016/11/23/crane-operators-wife-heartbroken-over-fatal-accident/“I don’t know what to say right now,” wrote Laura Glazier-Smith on Facebook.

George Smith, 47, was crushed by a falling beam in Tuesday’s accident in Briarwood.

“First thank you for all the texts, messages and posts. I am seeing them and appreciate them.

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2 Workers Killed in Crane Accident in Queens

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Crane-Accident-Queens-Beam-Operators-402480976.htmlNYC Community Alliance for Workers Justice crane operators advocate Eddie Jorge said, while he did not know the details of the accident, it was not safe to operate cranes while winds were gusting at more than 40 mph – as they were on Tuesday.

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