Juneau company fined for fatal crane accident

Associated PressMay 25, 2012 

JUNEAU -- A Juneau construction company has been fined in connection with a deadly crane accident.

The Juneau Empire says the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Trucano Construction Co. $5,000 in connection with the death last year of 75-year-old Boyd Cody.

The company was cited in January for failing to properly secure a crane to a barge before it toppled and crushed Cody. The company also failed to provide formal training on the hazards of loading materials on barges that are afloat.

Company owner Douglas Trucano says the accident was Cody's fault, despite the citation and fine. He says the only responsibility he feels is allowing Cody to continue working at the age of 75.

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