Work to resume on Oshkosh bridge where worker died

Company under investigation for second fatality this year
Work to resume on Oshkosh bridge where worker died

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 said the company is now at risk of being placed in a severe-violator program, which mandates certain compliance inspections.

An Oshkosh Northwestern report said Lunda has received five safety violations since 2009.

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