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Crane in Yolo County accident lacked certification

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) -- State safety officials say a crane involved in an accident that killed two workers at a bridge construction project in Northern California lacked certification and should not have been in use.

The Sacramento Bee reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1poMp4O) that the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health says the certification for the crane operated by Disney Construction had lapsed days before the incident. Spokesman Peter Melton says such heavy equipment must be recertified annually.

Two workers died last month after falling from a basket on the crane.

No citations have been issued and Melton says a final determination of what caused the accident could be months away.

The bridge, which spans over Putah Creek, is being built near the town of Winters and connects Yolo and Sutter counties.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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