Recent Manhattan Boom Truck Collapse: 5 Injured
In an Upper Manhattan incident that occurred last Tuesday, a knuckle boom truck collapse left several workers injured. The Department of Buildings (DOB) was alerted to the scene.
Inspectors found that the knuckle boom truck was lifting plywood on the second-floor deck of a 17-story building under construction when the boom failed, causing it to crash. Part of the boom ended up on the sidewalk along 207th Street, injuring five people—three seriously and two with minor injuries. Thankfully, none of the injuries are life-threatening.
Prior to this incident, the site already had two open violations from December when a construction worker was struck by an aluminum beam. These violations highlight the need for strict safety measures and compliance with construction regulations.
The boom truck collapse coincided with a powerful storm in New York City, which may have played a role in the incident. The DOB is still investigating the exact cause.
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