☷US Labor Department cites Melbourne crane service provider after investigation finds lack of safety protocols led to 34 year old employee s electrocution
U.S. Department of Labor ( By Press Release office)
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The US Labor Department has cited a crane service provider in Melbourne after an investigation found that a lack of safety protocols led to the electrocution of a 34 - year - old employee . Capt ' n Hook ' s Crane Service sent an uncertified crane operator alone to a work site in Palm Bay , Florida . The operator was electrocuted when the crane ' s rigging came into contact with power lines . The company has been cited for several safety violations and has been given a penalty of $26 , 585 . Workplace safety standards for crane operations are important to prevent accidents and fatalities . The company has the option to comply with the citations , request an informal conference , or contest the findings . Employers can also reach out to the agency to get info on OSHA ' s compliance assistance resources and to get free help with following OSHA standards .
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