What are the Most Common Types of Crane Accidents?
If you get injured in a crane accident in New York, contact a construction injury lawyer for help getting the compensation you deserve. The law offices of Stuart M. Kerner are your New York personal injury and construction injury lawyers. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Cranes are a common sight on commercial construction projects. They make it possible to lift heavy loads up to high locations. However, cranes are big, loud, and require extensive training to operate safely. In fact, the NCCCO and OSHA have a complete set of safety standards and protocols when it comes to crane operations.
What Causes Crane Accidents?
On average, crane accidents are responsible for killing 44 people every year. A quarter of these fatalities happened on construction sites, not including road construction. If you have been injured due to a crane accident and want to know your rights, contact the construction injury lawyer team at Stuart M. Kerner. We will review your case and let you know precisely what you are entitled to.
There are so many things that can go wrong while operating these big pieces of equipment. Was there proper training to run the equipment? Was the equipment in excellent working order? Is everyone following NCCCO and OSHA safety protocol while the crane is operating? Here are a few of the more common causes of crane accidents:
- Electrocution. Sometimes the boom of the crane or the cable will accidentally encounter an overhead power line, leading to severe injuries and, more likely, death. Therefore, the crane operator and everyone in the area must be aware of their surroundings and look up before they start working the crane.
- The crane will collapse. Most of the fatalities will occur when the crane collapses because someone placed it on icy, uneven, or unstable ground. Was the crane overloaded? That is another reason for it to collapse. Therefore, it is essential to know the max load amount for the crane you are using.
- When a crane gets dismantled, a person can get struck by the jib or the crane boom. Therefore, it’s critical to ensure that the boom gets securely supported before removing any pins.
- A crane load can strike you, causing serious injury. Sometimes a load will come loose from the rigging and will hit a worker as the crane tilts or turns. Also, if a load comes loose when it gets loaded or unloaded, it could cause injury.
You want an experienced lawyer on your side to fight for your rights after a crane accident. Contact the law offices of Stuart M. Kerner. We have been representing clients in New York and the surrounding areas since 1997. We will dedicate the time and energy, so we fully understand your unique set of circumstances. We believe in honest communication. We will honestly review your case with you and keep you updated on your case every step of the way.
We will work hard to get you the results you and your family deserve.
About The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner
If you’ve been injured and are looking to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, oilfield accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.
Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident and review the legal remedies available to you. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your case. Above all, you shouldn’t feel alone and isolated after an accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, we’ll come to you. Our attorney can travel to your home or hospital, at your request.