Winter weather advisory for Washington, Jefferson Cos. from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Saturday
Winter storm watch issued for much of SE Wis. from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Saturday

Oshkosh crane collapse is second fatality this year for company

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Crane collapse at Lake Butte des Morts

OSHKOSH (AP) — Safety investigators are allowing contractors to resume work on the Oshkosh bridge where a worker died in a crane collapse this week.

However, as a result of Thursday’s accident, Lunda Construction is now under investigation for its second crane fatality this year.

A Lunda worker was operating a crane Thursday when a 52-ton girder collapsed and killed a 35-year-old Green Bay man. And in April, another Lunda employee was killed while unloading a crane in Brown County.

A U.S. Department of Labor spokeswoman says the company is now at risk of being placed in a severe-violator program, which mandates certain compliance inspections.

Lunda has received five safety violations since 2009.

A message left with the Black River Falls company Saturday, July 7th wasn’t immediately returned.

Related stories: