OSHA cites contractors in failure of precast soundwall-bearing crane

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators have cited Concrete Impressions of Florida Inc., Plant City precast sound barrier panel producer and  installer, and Adcock Cranes Inc., Tampa lifting services provider, with one other-than serious and two serious violations tied to a 2023 Orlando highway ramp site fatality. Investigators determined that a boom crane outrigger gave way as crews attempted placing a 5-ton panel, the boom hitting a Concrete Impressions crew member on an aerial lift platform. Adcock Cranes did non ensure ground conditions were adequate to support the crane while lifting the precast, investigators contend, while Concrete Impressions allowed workers to use extension ladders to reach the panels and neglected to document a required 12-month record of inspections of a chain used for picks. OSHA proposes upward of $21,000 in combined penalties for the violations.