Updated 02/21/2012 05:33 PM
Trial Begins For Owner Of Crane In Deadly UES Collapse
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
A trial is underway for the owner of a crane involved in a deadly 2008 collapse.
James Lomma is charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and assault.
He opted for a bench trial.
Ramadan Kurtaj, 27, and Donald Leo, 30, died when the top part of a 200-foot crane came crashing down on 91st Street and First Avenue.
Lawyers for the victims' families say the crane was in service despite a history of poor maintenance and reckless repairs.
Lomma's lawyer says the collapse was just an accident.