New York City officials raise concerns about federal crane standards

03/27/2009 | Engineering News-Record

New York Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri is concerned that new federal standards for crane safety could invalidate the city's stricter safety rules. Safety lapses prompted the state to spend $4 million to study crane safety and propose stronger rules, including one that requires a tracking system for crane parts. Some fear new standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be less rigorous.

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