Crane Accident and Injury Cases
Crane Accidents are the prime cause of most deaths and injury in the construction industry. Every year, hundreds of people are killed, disabled and injured in crane accidents in the US.
Statistics (for the year 2004) released by the, reveals the following alarming data:
- There were 5,703 work-related fatalities.
- The rate of fatal work injuries (per 100,000 workers) was 4.1.
- The number of fatalities in the construction industry was 1,224.
- 293 construction laborers suffered fatal occupational injuries.
The major causes of crane accidents include:
- Electrocution due to power source contact with crane
- Improper handling of crane
- Boom collapse
- Dropped loads
- Rigging failure
- Overturned cranes
- Mechanical failure
OSHA Safety Regulations for Crane Manufacturers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specified a detailed set of regulations relating to ratings, capacity, operating speeds, hazard warnings and adherence to the recommendations of the crane manufacturer.
Personal Injury Claims about your Crane injuries
Most victims of crane accidents can claim damages for permanent disability, medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity. In case of death, the victims' loved ones can claim damages for wrongful death.
Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for your construction site crane injuries?
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a crane accident or other occupational hazards, a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer will help you recover damages. (Click here for a FREE assessment of your case.) Their skill, expertise and experience have helped many victims and families recover the best compensation for injuries and fatalities.