March 4, 2024
5th Circuit Weighs OSHA Enforcement Action Testing Crane Standard Reach
A Texas construction firm is suing over OSHA’s citation for a 2016 accident where a worker was seriously injured when a crane touched a live power line during disassembly, after the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) twice rejected the employer’s defenses -- including that the crane safety standard should not apply. TNT Crane & Rigging filed suit July 20 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, after OSHRC twice upheld a $24,942 fine against the...
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