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September 22, 2023

5th Circuit Backs OSHA’s Broad Reading Of ‘Disassembly’ In Crane Standard

July 21, 2023 at 6:27 PM
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has upheld OSHA’s enforcement citation for a 2016 accident where a crane being prepared for dismantling touched a live power line, rejecting the employer’s argument that safety standards for crane “disassembly” do not apply to preparatory steps leading up to taking the machine apart. In its July 18 ruling in TNT Crane & Rigging v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) , a unanimous three-judge 5th Circuit panel holds that...

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