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Altec Crane Lawsuit

Altec Industries Inc. is recalling certain Crane Aerial Devices for a potential defect that could cause the failure of a boom lift cylinder fuse, which may result in uncontrolled movement of the boom lift, increasing the risk of severe injury or death.

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What’s the Problem?

This recall affects the following Altec Cranes from model years 2015-2019:

  • Altec AC26
  • Altec AC28
  • Altec AC30
  • Altec AC38

The boom lift cylinder hose on the recalled Altec Cranes may have been connected to a port that does not have an internal velocity fuse, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Failure of a boom lift cylinder hose that is not protected by a velocity fuse can result in uncontrolled boom movement, increasing the risk of serious injury.

Altec will notify owners and dealers will inspect the hose to ensure that it is connected properly, and repair it if necessary. This recall began on Jan. 30, 2020.

Man Injured by Aerial Lift Sues Altec

In June 2017, a man who was electrocuted by an Altec Aerial Lift while working on an electrical project in Illinois filed a lawsuit against Altec and a distributor for injuries caused by an allegedly defective lift unit. Plaintiff Eric D lost his right arm and suffered pain and mental anguish because the lift’s operator controls were not insulated, according to the suit.

“[A]t the time of design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of the articulating overcenter aerial device” the complaint states. “It was in a defective, unreasonably dangerous condition.”

Eric has been unable to return to work and lost wages as a result of his injuries, according to the lawsuit. He is seeking $75,000 from Altec and JJ Kane for lost wages and medical bills, as well as for future damages.

Altec Aerial Device Fasteners Recall

Altec is recalling LR7 Series, TDA58 and L42M Aerial Devices from model year 2019, according to the NHTSA. The high strength fasteners used to secure the pedestal to the turntable on affected aerial devices may fail. If the fasteners break, the pedestal may separate from turntable, increasing the risk of injury or death.

Do I Have an Altec Crane Lawsuit?

The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Altec Crane Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Altec Crane, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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