(10/11/12) Federal officials propose 21-thousand dollars in fines against a Black River Falls company, for a worker's death when a crane collapsed near Green Bay.
Lunda Construction has been cited by the Occupational Safety-and-Health Administration for three serious safety violations. They're connected with an accident on the Highway 41 expressway at De Pere on April 20th. 58-year-old Raymond Ashenbrenner was killed when he was struck by a part of the crane he was assembling. OSHA said Lunda failed to train employees on the safe assembling of cranes – and there was not enough supervision at the job site. A company attorney refused comment this morning. It was the first two fatal incidents involving Lunda Construction on Highway 41 this year. A Green Bay man was killed July fifth, when a girder collapsed on a bridge in Oshkosh. The four-lane road is being improved to federal freeway standards, so it can be a candidate for an Interstate designation in the next several years.