Every year, many crane operators and construction workers are killed or seriously injured on the job. This occurs even though many state and federal regulations, as well as industry standards, require owners, general contractors, and sub-contractors to implement a wide variety of safety measures.
Free Crane & Aerial Lift Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a crane or aerial lift, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Although injury and fatality rates in many industry sectors have declined significantly in the twenty-three years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came into being, this has not been the case in construction industry. Construction is the United State’s largest industry, and one that has consistently registered high rates of accidents involving cranes and aerial lifts. OSHA has had little success in reducing injuries and fatalities among construction workers, despite the fact that it channels a large portion of its resources into the enforcement of health and safety standards on construction sites.
According to OSHA, attachments used with cranes should not exceed the weight capacity, rating, or scope recommended by the manufacturer of the crane equipment. Following these precautions may help ensure the safety of the employee handling the equipment, as well as employees in surrounding areas.
Crane operators are required to have extensive training to ensure proper operation, and many safety precautions need to be taken when using a crane. Operators – along with the workers in surrounding areas – need to be extremely careful and aware of the machinery in order to avoid causing a crane accident.
Do I have a Crane or Aerial Lift Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in crane & aerial lift injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.