Construction workers put in an honest day’s work to earn their pay. From laborers to machine operators, every worker is critical to the success of each project. Any type of accident can be problematic for a construction site, but crane accidents are large-scale problems that can be deadly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was an average of 78 deadly crane accidents per year from 2003 to 2005. In 2006, 30 deaths were caused by people being struck by objects that fell from cranes, while nine people were killed when they were struck by some part of a crane.
Each crane operator is a professional at what they do, but even professionals can find themselves in over their heads in certain situations. According to OSHA, crane accidents have been caused by weather, improper use of the crane, or a lack of proper crane maintenance. When there is a deadly crane accident, it can often be shown that the accident could have been prevented. This is why so many lawsuits get filed after crane accidents from people looking for compensation for their injuries.Injured by Cranes: Accidents Can Happen Anywhere
In February 2016, New York City was witness to an accident involving a 565-foot-high crane that toppled over while the workers tried to bring the boom down to a safer level. In the claim that was filed, the workers stated that the boom began descending at a very rapid rate and they quickly lost control. A crane accident like this can happen anywhere, even in Texas, so it’s important to be aware of your legal rights.
The result of the New York City crash was typical of what we have been seeing in recent crane accidents around the country. One person died and three were injured in the New York crash, and they were all non-construction workers who happened to be near the crane when it toppled over. These were innocent people on their way to a destination when their lives were permanently altered by a construction accident.Hire an Expert to Protect Your Rights
In most cases, crane accidents do not happen due to random events. When a crane accident occurs, you need to hire an experienced attorney who can get to the source of the issue and get you the compensation you deserve. In the state of Texas, Jim Adler, the Texas Hammer®, has the experience necessary to go to bat for you if you are involved in a crane incident and get you the compensation you need to get your life on track. Jim Adler & Associates can represent construction workers or pedestrians in these types of cases, and we also have experience in assisting families of those who have lost their lives as they get their day in court.
As the number of construction and demolition projects increases throughout the United States, the potential for serious accidents involving cranes also increases. If you were involved in a construction accident related to crane activity, then you need to contact Jim Adler & Associates to get the type of representation you need to protect your rights and get your side of the story heard in court.