BUT FIRST TONIGHT, RELATIVES OF THE MAN KILLED ON
REMEMBER HIS SPIRIT.
CHRISTOPHER KRAEMER REMEMBERED TONIGHT AS WELL-LIKED.
BY HIS COUSIN.
WHO WAS WORKING WITH HIM TODAY.
I'M ERIC FRANKE.
-- MICHELLE --
-- MICHELLE --
AND I'M MICHELLE LI.
THEY WORKED FOR KRAEMER
BROTHERS, A FAMILY-OWNED CONSTRUCTION
HAPPENED AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE.
AT THE ITHACA HIGH SCHOOL.
THAT'S LOCATED IN RICHLAND COUNTY.
NEWS THREE'S VELENA JONES WENT UP THERE THIS AFTERNOON.
AND SPOKE WITH HIS RELATIVES.
KRAMER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SAYS THEY ARE
LOOKING INTO THE MECHANICAL FAILURE THAT TOOK THE
LIFE OF ONE OF THEIR OWN AT THE ITHICA SCHOOLS CONSTRUCTION
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This is very rare we have never seen anything like
this before and I hope to never see it again
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Ross kramers construction company has been in business
since 1948...in those years the company has never
encountered an accident like this
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It was horrible telling my uncle that his son passed,
It's gonna hurt.
It's going To hurt our company, it's going to be felt
Everyone liked chris.
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30 year old Christopher Kramer
was working on a construction
site Friday at Ithaca schools when he was killed by
a collapsed crane.
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He was looking to be a real talent And a real drive
in our company and he will be missed personally and
in the company.
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Richland county social services provided grief counciling
on scene at the high school for all the workers on
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Just to be sure.
We want people to be safe over the weekend.
This was a tragic event.
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A tragedy that will be felt throughout the entire
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This is something in a family business you never want
to happen, and you wouldn't want it to happen to Chris.
OUT: KRAMER BROTHERS AND OSCA WILL NOW BE WORKING
TOGETHER TO INVESTIGATE HOW THIS ACCIDENT HAPPENED.
IN RICHLAND COUNTY, VELENA JONES
THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID THE CONSTRUCTION IS TO EXPAND
AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
KRAEMER BROTHERS SAYS THEIR EQUIPMENT IS INSPECTED
THE LAST TIME THE EQUIPMENT WAS UNDER INSPECTION WAS
BACK IN SEPTEMBER.