Audit Finds New York City Failed to Make Key Fixes After Crane Collapse

November 11, 2014

A new audit says New York City has implemented only a number of the 65 recommendations made following two deadly crane collapses in 2008.

The audit by city Comptroller Scott Stringer says only eight of the recommendations were in place. Another 17 have been partially implemented and 18 are in progress.

Private consultants hired by the Buildings Department made 65 recommendations after the crane accidents.

The audit says buildings officials had said they would implement 49 of the 65 changes within two years.

The Daily News reports the agency said it had fully implemented 30 recommendations, 23 were partially implemented or in progress.

Seven people died in March 2008 when a 300-foot crane collapsed on 51st Street. Two months later, a crane collapsed on 91st Street, killing two workers.

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