NEW YORK -- Authorities today were focusing on what caused a construction boom crane to crash to the ground at a Manhattan worksite, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another.
The dead worker was identified by police as Michael Simmermeyer, 30, of Burlington, N.J. He was pronounced dead following Tuesday's accident at the construction site of the No. 7 subway line extension. One other person was hospitalized in serious condition and three people were treated for minor injuries.