NEW YORK (AP) — A crane company owner has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after one of his 200-foot rigs collapsed and killed two workers in Manhattan in 2008.
Prosecutors announced the indictment against James Lomma on Monday. It also names two of Lomma’s companies, New York Crane & Equipment Corp. and J.F. Lomma Inc.
A former mechanic with New York Crane & Equipment also was indicted.
Defense lawyers didn’t immediately return calls.
The top of the giant crane snapped and crashed onto an apartment building in May 2008.
It happened a little more than two months after another crane collapsed elsewhere in Manhattan and killed seven people.