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Accident Investigations

Tom Barth has built an excellent reputation with legal firms across the country for his expertise as a crane accident investigator and expert witness. With his vast experience as a crane operator and inspector, Tom assesses cases quickly and accurately and delivers concise answers to complicated questions. His lifelong commitment to crane safety gives him a unique perspective on the industry.


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In the News

Tom Interviewed About Mecca Crane Accident

At least 107 people died and more than 230 people were injured when a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The red crane crashed into the Grand Mosque that was filled with worshippers at the time. Tom was interviewed by Al Jazeera News about the accident.

February 5, 2016 - New York Crane Accident

On February 5, 2016 a 565-foot boom collapsed in high winds in Tribeca, NY as workers rushed to lower it. The accident killed one and seriously injured two others. Tom Barth, a crane operator, consultant and accident investigator, was contacted by many newspapers, radio stations and television stations from the U.S. and Canada to offer his insight on the accident and crane safety.

Tom is featured in a 10-minute podcast on the Larry Fedoruk Show Newstalk 610 in Ontario, Canada that focuses on the crance accident in Tribeca.

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Tom asked to comment in an ABC news Channel 7 story and video by Jim Hoffer looking into the Tribeca, NY accident.

On the same date, the accident triggered a Reuters news story on New York crane safety where Tom was asked to provide some insight.

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New York's Newsday also called on Tom in an article headlined, "Official: NYC crane collapse being probed."

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In a Channel 4 NBC report, "I-Team: After Deadly Collapse, Inspectors Deployed to Every Crawler Crane Across NYC," Tom was asked a number of questions about crane safety.

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Tom discussed crane safety with a Chicago News station.

One57 Crane Collapse During Hurricane Sandy: Expert Tom Barth Says Crane Could Fall At Any Time (VIDEO)

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Tom appears on ABC Channel 7 in New York about a on crane accident where a large air conditioning unit was being moved into a building and the rigging failed. The air conditioner fell 28 stories to the ground.