New York State Hoisting
License Requirements To operate a crane in New York you need to submit certain documents including a copy of you Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.
OSHA issues final rule to protect workers in New York (NY) using cranes and derricks in demolition and underground construction.
Local News Articles
Construction Company Guilty of Manslaughter in Immigrant Worker’s Death
A general contracting company was convicted of manslaughter and other
charges on Friday in the death last year of a construction worker at a Lower Manhattan building site.
Justice A. Kirke Bartley Jr. of State Supreme Court in Manhattan found the company, Harco Construction, guilty of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, both felonies, and reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, in the death of Carlos Moncayo, 22, an immigrant from Ecuador who lived in Queens.
The company was acquitted of one additional charge of reckless endangerment. Prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney’s office argued that Harcohad ignored repeated warnings about dangerous conditions at a site on Ninth Avenue in the meatpacking district, not far from the High Line. The judge agreed, and found that the company’s negligence had contributed to the collapse of a 14-foot trench on April 6, 2015, when Mr. Moncayo was crushed by thousands of pounds of dirt.
Labor Department Sues Employer for Firing Whistle blower
The Department of Labor is suing a company that allegedly fired a worker for reporting health and safety concerns.
The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit in federal court against a Niagara Falls-
based contractor that allegedly fired an employee who reported health and safety concerns.