2 Companies Cited After A&M Structure Collapse 12/23/13
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Safety regulators have cited two construction companies after the framing for a barn collapsed at the $80 million Texas A&M University equestrian complex.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated when four workers were hurt in the June 22 accident about a mile from campus in College Station.
The Eagle newspaper reported Sunday that all four men work for Ramco Erectors. The Houston-based company was fined $40,500 for seven OSHA violations. The general contractor, Gamma Construction Co., was cited for one OSHA violation and ordered to pay $6,300.
The OSHA citations indicate the 300-foot barn collapsed due to a failure in structural stability.
OSHA says two companies have 15 days to pay the penalties or appeal. Neither company could immediately be reached Sunday for comment by phone or email.