Million Dollar Photo $$
This has been called a million dollar photo according to the New York Post Article “Photo op in crane case“. It was taken by Gary Halby just moments before this crane collapsed killing 7 people on Manhattan’s East Side in 2008. Gary was not at all involved with the project, he just happened to be walking down the street and liked the image of this crane against the blue sky. Little did he know that the rigging captured at the bottom of the photo would be the cause of a fatal accident. Prosecutors will now be using this image as they make their case against the crane rigger involved with the accident. The case is scheduled to start next week.
This is a tragic reminder for construction photographers to always photograph large equipment like cranes including their rigging equipment when you’re out taking your progress photos.
Here are some more photos of the accident from the New York Times.
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