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OSHA Investigating Fatal Crane Accident in New Haven

A 61-year-old construction worker died after falling from a crane Saturday.

Wed May 06, 2015 - National Edition

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal weekend accident at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge construction site in New Haven.

Robert Kowalski, area director for OSHA’s Bridgeport office, tells the New Haven Register ( http://bit.ly/1zvOWzp ) that 61-year-old Arthur Hilario Jr. of New Milford died after falling from a crane Saturday.

Hilario was working on the on the west-side roadway that leads from the new southbound bridge when he fell at about 2 p.m., suffering a fatal head injury.

Hilario worked for O&G Industries of Torrington, which is working on the massive project that includes the bridge and rebuilding the interchange of Interstates 95 and 91 and Route 34 near New Haven Harbor.

Kowalkski says the investigation likely will take several weeks to complete.