[The crane being assembled on April 19th; photo via Flickr/seth_holladay]
The construction worker seriously injured in last week's Upper East Side crane collapse (his chest was slashed open) that killed two fellow workers is recovering and already back on his feet, according to a Post report. Andy Simeone was released from the hospital on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Times has an update on the investigation into the collapse, which officials now believe was caused by a faulty weld job on the crane turntable when it was repaired last year. Prosecutors seized documents and computers from the offices of the crane's owner, New York Crane and Equipment. The Azure job was the first for the turntable since its repair, but it reportedly has been tested and inspected on two occasions by specialists, and certified both times.
· Documents Said to Be Seized From Crane Owner’s Offices [NYT]
· Crane Victim on the Mend [NYP]
· Crane Collapse coverage [Curbed]