Christopher and James Van Duyne worked with Anthony Esposito to dismantle a tower crane at 600 West 42nd Street, in September 2008, under the supervision of master rigger Gene Altobelli. During the job, a guardrail was cut away from a platform attached to the crane. Esposito fell from the platform, and died.

The brothers will have their hoist machinery licences suspended, and will each need to pay a $25,000 administrative fine to the DoB. The Class B licences allow them to operate all types of crane in the city. While suspended, they will not be able to operate cranes, but will be able to work as part of a rigging crew.

James Van Duyne has had his licence suspended for six months, and Christopher Van Duyne’s licence was suspended for eight months. Both men will need to complete a minimum of 30 hours of DoB approved training before the suspension ends.

Altobelli has surrendered his licence to the DoB.