Fine cut after overhead crane death

17 December 2008

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At the time of his June 18 death, police said Hicks was operating an overhead crane at the shipyard on the bank of the Mobile River and was crushed between a piece of steel and a wall.

The report said, following talks, the company has agreed to pay $18,000, down from the $47,500 proposed in November by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

According to copies of the citations, OSHA found that a crane had a broken latch and that employees were working in hazardous locations, the report concluded.

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