Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
May 10, 2011

State Police Make Illegal Crane Operation Arrest

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 $5,000.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in the Milford Superior Court on 05-17-2011.

The crane was halted from continuing any further operation on the site.  The crane is owned by Madison Industries of Conyers, Ga.

ARRESTED:              Johnny Edwards, DOB:10-12-1956

                                    2143 Golfview Dr.

Conyers, Ga.

CHARGES:                Reckless Endangerment

                                    Operating a Crane without a Crane License

                                    Unregistered Crane


Lt. J. Paul Vance