Crane Company Convicted of OHS Violation and Fined $120,000
Two workers stowed a jib alongside the boom of a boom-type truck. The next day, an operating engineer was operating this boom truck, lifting the boom of the crane. During this process, the jib, which was attached to the crane’s boom, fell and struck the engineer. He sustained critical and permanent injuries. After a trial, the crane company was convicted of failing to provide information, instruction and/or supervision to its worker to ensure that the jib was stowed on the boom properly and in accordance with the operating manual issued by the manufacturer. The court fined it $120,000 [Sterling Crane Division, Govt. News Release, Sept. 22, 2016].