Industrial Air Conditioner Drops from Crane, Crushes Worker

Bronx, N.Y., December 2012—A workman was crushed to death when an industrial air conditioner slid off a flatbed trailer that was being lifted by a crane and fell on top of him. The worker was signaling for the crane operator when the accident happened. The crew planned to hitch the flatbed to a truck cab but apparently failed to secure the cooling unit, according to a Buildings Department spokesman. Both the Buildings Department and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating. –