Construction bosses face criminal charges after crane accident

A crane accident that injured two NYC construction workers has two construction supervisors facing criminal charges. The Manhattan District Attorney has charged Timothy Bracco and Terrence Edwards with two counts of felony assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.The crane operator was untrainedThe accident occurred on June 25 at a luxury residential building in Harlem. Subcontracting company Western Waterproofing Co. was hired to install a facade on the 11-story building. Senior branch manager Bracco rented a mini crane to be delivered to the construction site. Site supervisor Edwards ordered an employee, who was not trained on the equipment, to operate the crane.The crane was overloadedThe crane had a load capacity of 880 pounds, but the untrained worker loaded the crane with a glass panel weighing 1,500 pounds. The crane, which [...]