New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking to implement new safety rules only days after the tragic Tribeca Crane Collapse. Specifically, the mayor is reducing the wind-speed threshold at which such equipment, like a crawler crane, must be shut down.
That change is expected to take effect immediately. It is one of many new policies that the Mayor announced over the weekend as Department of Buildings and OSHA investigators continue to pour through evidence to try and determine the specific cause of this fatal accident. The changes also are being proposed as the city is facing intense scrutiny.