The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has cited Lampson International of Kennewick, Washington, for the crane accident that occurred at the Black Thunder Mine near Wright, Wyoming. The company faces a fine of $70,000 in the construction accident.
Two iron workers and a crane operator were injured when the crane that was lifting a conveyor support tubing which weighed almost 500,000 pounds collapsed.
The MSHA report found that the crane’s foundation was uneven which was a factor in its collapse. It also found that the company failed to take into account the nature of the soil.
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