NYC Buildings Department investigating Staten Island crane accident that killed worker

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New York City’s Department of Buildings is investigating a March 10 crane accident on Staten Island that resulted in the death of a worker at a union construction site, the New York Post reports.

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Antonio Veloso, a 54-year-old Portuguese immigrant and member of the Laborers International Union Local 1010, was killed at 356 Meredith Ave. after being struck by a load that had fallen off a crane, the right-of-center newspaper reported.

The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, which represents nonunion contractors, raised concerns to Buildings Department Commissioner Rick Chandler that there was less public outrage over the accident at a union job site.

The Post says a Buildings Department spokesman confirmed the probe.