Crane company cited in Vail tip-over |

Crane company cited in Vail tip-over

VAIL, Colorado ” An Eagle company was cited Friday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a July incident in which a crane fell over onto a busy Vail road.

All of the outriggers were not fully extended as is recommended in the crane’s manual, the agency said in issuing the citation to HI Cranes Inc. of Eagle. That led to the crane tipping over, which exposed the operator to hazards, the agency said.

The proposed penalty for the violation is $1,500.

The crane, which was working as part of a construction project at the Vail Spa Condominiums on West Lionshead Circle, fell onto the South Frontage Road July 23.

No one was injured, and there was no property damage.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 970-748-2929 or

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