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Contractor Cited For Violations In Connection With April Crane Accident

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A federal investigation has cited a contractor for safety violations that may have led to a fatal crane accident in Manhattan in April.

One worker died and several others were trapped in a pit after a crane boom fell apart at the site of the 7 subway line extension in Midtown.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cites Yonkers Contracting Co. Inc. for 10 alleged violations of workplace safety at the site.

Among them, they say the company failed to inspect wire ropes hoisting the crane.

It also finds subcontractor J&E Industries liable for not properly training a crane rigger.

The company and subcontractor face $75,000 in fines but both can challenge the findings.

NY1 reached out to both for comment.

The MTA said it will take action once the violations are fully settled.

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