City Inspector Indicted On Charges Related To Deadly Crane Collapse
The city worker who allegedly lied about inspecting a crane days before it collapsed on construction site, killing seven people has been indicted.
Edward Marquette was charged with tampering public records, falsifying business records, official misconduct and other charged. He had also resigned from the Buildings Department in March.
Building officials reported that Marquette
Marquette was supposed to do a scheduled inspection of a Crane in the Turtle Bay section located at Manhattan, New York on March 4th. However he failed to complete his inspection.
The crane collapsed 11 days later and killed seven people on the spot. Prosecutors have told that Marquette had previously lied about inspection of other cranes in Manhattan region and produced a false documentation.
He will face imprisonment of upto 12 years if convicted.