OSHA Investigating Crane Collapse in Upstate New York

February 21, 2013

Federal authorities say they’re investigating the collapse of a construction crane in the middle of the downtown business and entertainment district in Saratoga Springs.

No one was injured when the crane toppled over Tuesday afternoon at a hotel construction site on Lake Avenue. The top of the crane crushed a chain-link fence bordering the vacant property, located next door to a popular Irish pub and across the street from a hotel.

The crane fell within view of the city’s nearby police and fire stations, but officials say the accident wasn’t reported to either department.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration say the agency’s Albany office is investigating the accident to determine if there were any violations of workplace safety regulations.

The construction company says a lever malfunction caused the crane to tip over.

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