A Port ChesterÂ construction companyÂ faces $165,200 in proposed fines for safety violations following a Connecticut crane collapse.
The Occupational Safety andÂ HealthÂ Administration cited Concavage Marine Construction at 87 Fox Island road for â€œwillful and seriousâ€ workplace safety violations after a May 22 crane collapse at the Avalon Bay Marina in Stamford.
TheÂ companyÂ was hired to fix storm-damaged marina pilings and during the job an 80-foot boom of the barge-mounted crane fell over backward, landing on top of a yacht. OSHA inspectors found that the crane lacked boom stops and a boom hoist limiting device, necessary safety equipment that would have prevented the collapse.
Inspectors determined that the crane had not been inspected by a competent person who could have identified the hazards.
â€œThe employer deliberately failed to adhere to basic cranesafety standards, putting at risk the lives of its employees and anyone else in the vicinity,â€ said Robert Kowalski, OSHAâ€™s area director in Bridgeport.
No one answered theÂ phoneÂ on Monday at Concavageâ€™s office.