Edward J. Marquette, of the Department Of Buildings, has been found to have falsified inspection records, rather than inspecting the crane atop 303 East 51st that fell to the ground last weekend killing 7 people. The inspection which never happened was on March 4th. City officials claimed that the inspection would have done nothing to prevent the March 15th catastrophe. I'm sure I'm not the only one taking that assurance with a grain of salt.
City Inspector Charged In Crane Case (City Room/NYT)
Arrest Made In Deadly Crane Incident (NY Post)