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Rigger Faces Manslaughter Charges In Deadly NYC Tower Crane Collapse

Publication Date: 1/5/2009
Author: Debra K. Rubin
Format: HTML

The master rigger of a 200-ft-high tower crane that collapsed at a midtown Manhattan construction site last March, killing seven workers and civilians, was indicted Jan. 5 on multiple charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault and reckless endangerment. Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau also said that rigger William Rapetti, 48 and his firm Rapetti Rigging Services Inc., Massapequa, N.Y., failed to file tax returns.

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