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08.03.2010

Crane owner charged with Homicide

Following the report we carried yesterday the Manhattan District Attorney has charged New York Crane Corp and J.F. Lomma inc, their owner James Lomma and Tibor Varganyi, a former mechanic with New York Crane, with criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter, among other related charges.

The accused were described as "reckless" by district attorney Cyrus Vance, who said that their alleged negligence with the tower crane on the 333 East 91st Street construction site, led directly to the deaths of two construction workers.
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"We cannot allow individuals and firms to conduct themselves in gross violation of applicable regulations and industry standards," said Vance. "Today's indictment is an important step not only in holding these defendants accountable for their conduct, but should send a message to the construction industry that profit cannot be put ahead of safety."

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