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Crane Accident Shuts Down I-5/805 Merge

Crane Accident Shuts Down I-5/805 Merge

San Diego, California  Report Update (01/28/04):  State Withdraws Disputed Citation Two companies involved in the crane mishap that shut down the Interstate 5/805 merge Wednesday have been cited by the state in the past for safety violations, but an official characterizes the companies’ overall records as better than average. Accidents Read More

OSHA Cites Weymouth, Mass., Employer in Waltham Tipover Death, Stresses Need for Proper Worker Training to Prevent Similar Deaths


Waltham, Massachusetts Brite Lite Electrical Co., Inc., of Weymouth, Mass., has been cited for four alleged serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and faces $14,700 in fines following the Nov. 24 death of Dennis O’Neil of Tewksbury, Mass. O’Neill was working in the bucket of an aerial Read More

Steel Plant Faces OSHA Fines


New York Report Update (12/09/2002):  ALTX Will Close Gates ALTX faces $71,000 in penalties for violations found after death.

Construction Company Fined in Death of Motorist


Burlington, North Carolina Original Story (02/22/02):  Chapel Hill Lawyer Dies After Crane Drops Concrete Form Onto His Car More information lost due to broken links.

Crash Driver Said He Was a Passer-By


A LORRY driver who crashed into a taxi walked away from the scene pretending he was a by-stander and shortly afterwards reported his vehicle stolen, a court heard yesterday. Paul Dennis (32) of Dolphin Road, Crumlin, Dublin, was given a three-month suspended jail sentence for careless driving at Dolphin’s Barn Read More

Bath Iron Works Crane Accident


Bath, Maine OSHA CITES NEW JERSEY-BASED MARINE CONTRACTOR FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AFTER FATAL CRANE PLUNGE INTO KENNEBEC RIVER The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Weeks Marine, Inc. for willful, repeat and serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act following a fatal accident in Read More

3 Construction Firms Fined in Crane Accident


Fort Worth, Texas Original Story Federal safety officials have levied $11,250 in fines against three construction firms involved in an October construction accident downtown that left one worker critically injured. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Fort Worth cited the firms for seven “serious” safety violations, in which workers Read More

Worker Killed in “Spider-Man” Set Accident


Downey, California 8/23/2001 Update: State Regulators Fine Sony $59,000 9/20/2001 Update: Widow Sues Columbia A welder building sets for the movie “Spider-Man” was killed Tuesday in a crane collapse. The crane toppled onto a construction basket in which the welder was riding and struck him in the head, authorities said. Read More

$18,000 for August 19 Death


Federal officials seek $18,000 in penalties for safety violations, in the above accident. OSHA officials say violations involved safety and inspection of the crane boom, and the placement of workers directing the crane operator. See Original Story

LSU Crane Accident Fine


Original Story A federal agency has proposed a $56,000 fine against Baton Rouge construction company, Milton J. Womack Construction Co. Inc., for an alleged safety violation found during the investigation of a crane accident at LSU that killed one man and injured two others.

Crane Collapses at Passaic River-Route 531 Bridge Replacement Project


New Jersey CRANE COLLAPSES AT PASSAIC RIVER-ROUTE 531 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT, THIRD SUCH ACCIDENT FOR ALPHA, NEW JERSEY CONSTRUCTION FIRM; OSHA ALLEGES REPEAT VIOLATIONS, PROPOSES $139,600 IN PENALTIES The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 78 Construction Corporation, of 7 Edge Road, Alpha, New Jersey, Read More

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