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Crane Accidents

Cranes are a vital and integral part of many construction jobs. Unfortunately, when a crane operator is careless and does not follow safety protocol, devastating crane accidents can be the result. Cranes can be placed on ground level or may be stationed on elevated structures. Cranes may rise to as high as 100 feet in the sky and lift loads weighing ten to twenty tons. Therefore, any injury resulting from a crane accident is usually a catastrophic injury such as brain damage, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, or death.

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  • Improper, inadequate, or insufficient training of the crane operator
  • Disregarding a known safety rule
  • Coming into contact with electric power lines
  • Failing to repair and maintain the crane equipment
  • Using equipment even after small malfunctions without getting it serviced
  • Weather conditions such as strong winds
  • Improper crane set up during the jumping phase
  • Improper operation of the crane
  • Overloading the crane
  • Improper movement of the crane causes the load to crash into something else
  • Improper rigging of the load causes it to snap and fall
  • Boom collapses
  • Overturned cranes
  • Accidents involving the hook lifting device of a crane
  • Crushing by the counterweight of a crane
  • Accidents involving the use of the outrigger
  • Falls from a crane such as when a worker is walking on a boom in a horizontal position or other falls
  • Negligence or improper rigging leading to rigging failures

Common injuries caused in crane accidents

Regardless of what type of injury you suffered from, the crane accident attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates will work hard to help you obtain maximum compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical bills, and any other expense you incurred as a result of the accident.

In crane accidents, there are several parties that can be held liable for your injuries. The majority of crane accidents occur due to operator error. This places the liability on the company that hired the operator plus the company that trained the operator. In addition to the operator error, mechanical problems can also cause injury. 11% of crane accidents are caused due to mechanical failure. At Frekhtman & Associates, we have experienced crane accident lawyers to prosecute even the most complex cases. We have helped countless workers across US seek compensation for the negligence that lead to their injuries.

In 2010 and the years preceding, New York City was hit with many unfortunate crane accidents. The chief crane inspector in New York City admitted to receiving more than $10,000 in cash bribes to issue false inspection and crane operator license reports. In March of 2008, seven construction workers were killed in a serious crane accident on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

OSHA estimates as many as 125,000 cranes are being used at various construction projects across America.

Hire a New York City Crane Accident Lawyer

Our firm’s trial lawyers have achieved some of the top verdicts in New York state history including a $69,000,000 and $30, 0000,000 verdicts. We work with top safety engineers and construction site safety experts to identify the cause of a crane accident and bring those responsible to justice. Our firm also can assist with handling worker’s compensation, disability benefits, lost earnings, and coordinating medical care.

If you or your loved one have been killed in a crane accident, contact the crane accident lawyers, Frekhtman & Associates for a free consultation at (866) ATTY LAW.

Contact our team today at(212) 222-1111 to discuss your case with our skilled and experienced crane accident attorneys in New York City.