A mechanic who ordered a critical part for a tower crane that collapsed on the Upper East Side four years ago, killing two workers, avoided jail time on Tuesday under the terms of a plea bargain.
Fatal crane collapse boss ‘taunted’ victims’ lawyers after beating charges
SAFETY FIRST: Construction boss James Lomma (right) sent opposing lawyers a link to this photo of his company’s cranes being used to hoist the space shuttle, after he beat criminal charges in the deaths of two workers.
Millionaire construction magnate James Lomma tried to wiggle through a semantic loophole today in his manslaughter trial for the fatal 2008 crane collapse on 91st Street — by calling an admittedly-faulty metal part a “replacement,” not a “repair.”
A former Department of Buildings big testified Monday that she considered filing criminal charges against crane owner James Lomma months before his rig collapsed, killing two Manhattan hardhats.