A fatal crane collapse in Oshkosh earlier this month may have occurred due to an operator error. According to reports, witnesses said it occurred because the 52-ton girder was lowered a bit too quickly or the operator may have adjusted the crane’s position when the span was being put into place.
A 35-year-old working in the construction zone on U.S. Highway 41 was killed July 5 and another one was injured when the crane collapsed.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration was investigating the cause of the crash. The incident report was released by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday.
The crane operator was seriously injured when he was ejected from the crane onto the barge, where the crane had been located, during the collapse.
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