OSHA starts probe into fatal bridge accident

Construction has resumed on the Throgs Neck Bridge Wednesday, one day after a worker was crushed to death by a crane. In the meantime, officials launched an investigation into the cause of the accident

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2009, 5:35 PM

Updated 5,416 days ago

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Construction has resumed on the Throgs Neck Bridge Wednesday, one day after a worker was crushed to death by a crane.
In the meantime, officials launched an investigation into the cause of the accident that resulted in the death of William Barnes, who worked for Tri-State Electric as an operator of the aerial lift controls.
A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the agency is working with MTA Bridges and Tunnels to determine if Tri-State Electric has been in compliance with safety standards. The results of the investigation are expected to be released within six months.


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