Crane Company Fined $80,000 for Boom Truck Incident

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A boom truck operator was lifting a load of roof trusses when they came into contact with a roof frame. As the load was being pulled off the roof, it bounced, causing the crane to jerk and tip the boom truck. The load fell and landed in the house’s front yard, while the boom crashed through the roof of an adjacent house. No one was injured. The crane company pleaded guilty to violating the OHS Regulation and was fined $80,000 [Arrow Crane Ltd., Govt. News Release, Jan. 24, 2011].