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Mechanic Avoids Jail Time for Role in Crane Collapse

Posted in Construction Accidents on September 7, 2012

In August of this year, construction mechanic, Tibor Varganyi, was able to avoid a 15-year prison sentence for his part in the 2008 East 91st Street construction crane accident by testifying against his former employer, James Lomma.

On May 30th, 2008, a construction crane collapsed into the street, but not after demolishing a part of an apartment building and killing two people. Mr. Varganyi was accused of purchasing and installing inferior parts he’d ordered from China which inspectors believe lead to the collapse.

Construction sites are very dangerous places to work and also present potential dangers for people just walking by in the streets. Thankfully, construction site inspections have become a lot tougher in the hour years following this horrible accident, but they do not make construction sites perfectly safe.

If you know of someone that has been injured or even killed at a construction worksite in New York, or have questions regarding a crane collapse injury, get the right legal advice from experienced crane injury lawyers that handle these types of cases. The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel represent clients with serious accidents and provide free legal advice. You may reach their offices by calling 212.564.2800 and there is never a fee unless they win your case.