The Texan company was fined for violations on construction sites in 2017 and 2013.
AUSTIN, Texas – Cadence McShane, the Addison, Texas-based construction company involved in a crane collision at Mueller Development in Austin, has recorded a number of violations.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the company has had at least two OSHA violations. One was reported in 2017 and another in 2013, resulting in fines of several thousand dollars. Both cases have been settled and closed.
OSHA is a division of the US Department of Labor. A spokesman confirmed that the company will be part of his investigation.
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Since 2016, five OSHA inspections have been completed at Cadence McShane locations in central Texas. Only one of them, a San Antonio location, resulted in a breach of health and safety regulations.
In a press release dated December 23, 2019, it was announced that the company is building a new six-story office building and parking garage in the Mueller development area. The project was called “Alpha Building,” but a sign on the site said “Bravo”.
Project-related sources have confirmed to KVUE that this is the Alpha construction site.
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Shorenstein Properties LLC is the lead developer for the project and Catellus is acting as the development manager for the building. It is the first of three development sites with a capacity for a total of four office buildings and more than 795,000 square feet of office space. Completion was planned for the first quarter of 2021.
At this point it is not clear whether a Cadence McShane employee was operating the crane at the time of the collision.
Cadence McShane also has regional offices in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
At least 22 workers were injured in the collision and entanglement on Wednesday morning. A total of 16 were taken to the hospital.
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