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Bridgeville crane company fined in fatal accident

| Wednesday, September 10, 2008 12:00 p.m

The Bridgeville-based crane company involved in a fatal accident at Kansas City Power & Light’s Iatan power plant in Missouri has been fined $14,000.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration cited Maxim Crane Works for two serious violations in the May 23 collapse of one of its cranes at the plant north of Kansas City.

Dan Corcoran, a spokesman for OSHA in Kansas City, said Maxim was cited for not following the crane manufacturer’s specifications for the equipment and not barricading the area around the swing radius of the crane.

A 23-year-old construction worker was killed, and three others were injured when the boom for the 800-ton crane collapsed as it was being lowered.

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