Workers return to site following crane accident

July 21, 2008 1:03:42 PM PDT
OSHA returned to LyondellBassell today to continue its investigation after four workers were killed and seven hurt in Friday's crane collapse.Grief counselors were also on site today to help fellow employees at the refinery deal with the tragedy.

The facility is back in full operation and things are as normal as they possibility could be given the situation that there is a federal investigation underway. Company officials believe that this situation can be very distracting for workers, so this morning they spent their time talking to employees about how to follow proper safety rules and regulations. They are asking them to focus on their jobs at hand.

It was Friday afternoon when the massive crane fell, killing four people and injuring seven others.

OSHA investigators are trying to figure out what caused the crane to fall. However, it could be months before a final report is released.

The owners of the crane, Deep South Crane, say they are working with investigators and helping the families of those who died.

We're also learning more about one of the men killed in Friday's crane collapse. Rocky Strength, 30, lived in Santa Fe. His wife released the following statement:

"Rocky was a loyal and hard working employee of the Deep South Crane and Rigging Company. Rocky was loved by everyone who knew him, and known as the one that would do anything for anyone."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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