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Crane operator arrested

Connecticut state police have arrested a crane operator, following an overturn in Stamford harbour last month. Click here to see original report

The man, Richard Dufresne, 44, was operating the barge based crawler crane, the boom of which went over the back in Stamford Harbour on May 22nd landing on a boat.

He has been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, operating a crane without a license and operating an unregistered crane. He was held on $1,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court June 28.
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The crane remained on the barge... just

A statement from the police said that when he was arrested last week, he was operating a different crane, which was also unregistered. He is employed by Concavage Marine Construction, who also own the crane that overturned.

The investigation continues.


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