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Company to set up fund in memory of crane accident victims

January 12, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston company that employed two workers who died in a 2014 crane accident on Cape Cod has agreed to pay a $136,000 penalty and establish a safety training fund in the victims’ memory.

The Boyd/Loughran fund is part of a settlement reached between the U.S. Department of Labor and Mass Bay Electrical Corp.

It will provide scholarships to workers who are interested in line construction project management and safety.

The company was doing contract work for electric utility NStar — now Eversource— in Bourne in April 2014 when the crane tipped over, plunging Joseph Boyd III and John Loughran more than 100 feet.

Safety investigators say the company did not follow proper procedures for setting up and operating the crane and did not properly train its employees.

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