FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Department of Law has proposed a $2,250 fine for the company operating a crane that fell into the Chena River in June.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the fine includes $1,500 for exposing employees to safety hazards and $750 for allowing two employees to operate forklifts without the proper paperwork. The paper said the company said it would contest the citation.
Safety investigators say the Sandstrom & Sons crane fell into the river because the 140-foot boom with a 56,200-pound pile-driving hammer attached to the end was extended beyond its designed capacity.
No injuries were reported.
The accident happened at a bridge construction site, but didn't delay the project.