New York, NY —
How quick is too quick when pouring concrete?
That's 1 question the city's Contractors Association take up when it meets next week and discusses this week's fatal crane accident in SoHo. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.
In New York City, contractors typically take just 2 days to pour concrete for each floor of a building, compared to 4 or 5 days in other cities.
This tradition came under scrutiny back in November, when the city Buildings Department said an increase in accidents on high rise construction sites occurred while workers were pouring concrete.
The head of the Building Trades Employers' Association, Lou Coletti, said that speed might have had something to do with the accident that killed Yurly Vanchytsyy, of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Coletti said that concrete pouring would figure prominently on next week's agenda.
COLETTI: I'm not going to assess any fault until we get a chance to look at what really happened, but I would think that would be a good starting place for us to begin.
The Trump Organization and its contractors would not comment. The accident is under investigation. For WNYC, I'm Matthew Schuerman.