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OSHA Fines Crane Company in Fatal Dallas Collapse

December 26, 2019

Via: ENR

Six months after Terex Peneir SK415 crane collapsed onto a Dallas apartment building, killing one, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the crane’s owner, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. citing serious violations.

The citation does not list the cause of the collapse, but a sudden wind storm at the time had been blamed. OSHA cited two serious violations, and issued a penalty of $26,520 to the Bigge Crane and Rigging on Dec. 6. OSHA has not cited the project’s contractor, Greystar Development and Construction LP. The crane collapsed on June 9 onto a five-story apartment building, killing 29-year-old Kiersten Smith and injuring several others.

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