Update: Altec Recalls D-Series Digger Derricks Over Injury Risk
Altec is recalling the following digger derricks set up for combined use and equipped with radio remote upper controls:
- 2016-2020 Altec DH-B Series Digger Derricks
- 2016-2020 Altec DH-E Series Digger Derricks
- 2016-2020 Altec D3000-E Digger Derricks
"These units only have the derrick use capacity chart and do not have the combined use capacity chart," NHTSA said. "The operator may not have access to the rated capacity information while they are operating the equipment in combined use, increasing the risk of an injury."
This recall began in March 2021.
What's the Problem?
Altec Industries Inc. is recalling certain Digger Derricks and Aerial Devices over a potential defect which could cause the pedestal to separate from the turntable, increasing the risk of severe injuries or death to the operator and others nearby. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 2018-2020 Altec D2 Digger Derrick
- 2018-2020 Altec D3 Digger Derrick
- 2018-2020 Altec D4 Digger Derrick
- 2018-2020 Altec DH-B Digger Derrick
- 2018-2020 Altec DH-H Digger Derrick
- 2018-2020 Altec AA55 Aerial Device
- 2018-2020 Altec AM50 Aerial Device
- 2018-2020 Altec A77 Aerial Device
The bolts that secure the pedestal to the turntable (with head marking 5185) on affected Digger Derricks may fail, NHTSA said. If the fasteners break, the pedestal may separate from turntable, increasing the risk of injury or death.
Altec is notifying owners and dealers will provide replacement fasteners if necessary, free of charge. This recall began on July 7, 2020.
Do I Have an Altec Digger Derrick Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Altec Digger Derrick, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.