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September 22, 2023

Judges Doubt Employer’s Narrow Reading Of Crane ‘Disassembly’ Standard

March 10, 2023 at 5:17 PM
Federal appellate judges appeared skeptical of claims that OSHA’s safety standard for crane assembly and disassembly should not apply to preparatory steps prior to dismantling the equipment during March 7 oral argument over a 2016 accident where a worker was seriously injured when a crane touched a live power line during that preliminary phase. During argument in TNT Crane & Rigging v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) , judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th...

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