A crane operator who crashed into a 105-foot light pole that killed a worker didn’t receive proper training, according to OSHA.
Virginia International Terminals (VIT) has been fined $7,000 by OSHA for a serious violation. VIT didn’t implement or provide refresher training to crane operators who were involved in previous accidents or near-misses, according to the citation.
Foreman David Weiland was killed last December after a crane operator knocked over the pole which then fell across Weiland’s car.
The crane operator had been involved in several previous crashes.