OSHA conducting investigation after a crane tipped over at Meriden Commons

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MERIDEN — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating what caused a crane to topple over at a downtown construction site last week.

The crane operator was not injured in the incident. The crane was at Meriden Commons II, a new housing complex being built at 177 State St.

James Lally, deputy regional director of public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor, said OSHA is inspecting Higline Riggers LLC. No other information was available. OSHA has six months to complete inspections. 

“OSHA’s goal is to assure compliance with OSHA requirements and help employers and workers reduce on-the-job hazards and prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the workplace,” Lally said Friday, adding the inspection was not unusual after an incident. 



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