Rigger goes to trial in NYC crane collapse case

06/23/2010 | Google · New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

William Rapetti, the rigger of the crane that collapsed in New York City in 2008 and killed seven people, is on trial this week. Rapetti's lawyer says the error that caused the collapse was made by the developer, who dug a hole that prevented the crane from being bolted to the ground. The 200-foot-tall, 150-ton crane was at work on a condominium project near the United Nations building in Midtown when it collapsed.

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