Feb 18, 2016 12:19 PM
LANCASTER - The circus tent that collapsed, killed 2 people and injured dozens of others was not erected properly, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said in a report.
Walker International Events Inc. was cited for crushing, electrical, other hazards after the tent collapsed.
OSHA also said the company did not follow repeated National Weather Service storm warnings, and set up despite reports of winds stronger than 60 mph.
The violations according to the inspection:
– Failed to use the required tent stakes.
– Failed to properly anchor the stakes.
– Failed to remove and replace damaged stakes.
– Failed to disassemble and take down the tent amid expected winds exceeding 60 miles per hour.
OSHA cited Walker International Events on Feb. 1 for 14 serious violations and proposed $33,800 in fines.
See the full report here.
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