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Crane Accident

Cranes are a vital and integral part of many construction jobs. Unfortunately, when a crane operator is careless and does not follow the utmost safety protocol, a 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.

If you or a loved one was injured in a crane accident, call now 1-866-ATTY-LAW

Some reasons why crane accidents occur are:

  • 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 which causes the load to crash into something else
  • Improper rigging of the load causing it to snap and fall
  • Boom collapses
  • Overturned cranes
  • Accidents involving the hook lifting device of a crane
  • Crushing by the counter weight of a crane
  • Accidents involving 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

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.

Our firm’s trial lawyers have achieved some of the top verdicts in New York state history include a $69,000,000 and $30,0000,000 verdict. 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. Contact Crane Accident Lawyers, Frekhtman & Associates for a free consultation at (866) ATTY LAW.

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