The Connecticut Department of Public Safety issued a statement on the arrest of a crane operator earlier this week:
"On May 10, 2011, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the State Police Office of the State Fire Marshal was made aware of an illegal crane operation that was operating at the Milford Rest Area construction project on I-95.
"The State Crane Inspector and a Trooper from the Fire Marshal's Office arrived at the site and determined that the operator was operating the crane on the project without a crane operator's license, and that the crane itself was unregistered. In addition the crane had numerous safety violations as well as the operator operating it in an unsafe manner endangering the workers at the site.
"The crane operator was arrested and charged. He was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in the Milford Superior Court on May 17, 2011. The crane was halted from continuing any further operation on the site. The crane is owned by Madison Industries of Conyers, Ga."