Crane Operating Accidents

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For strategic and dedicated advocacy after an accident, it is important that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Texas personal injury lawyer with a strong reputation in his or her community. You deserve nothing less. As you pursue justice for your accident claim, you need the right person on your team. At The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC, we believe that we have what it takes to fight for you effectively. Our attorney has more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for his injured clients. After a crane accident, you can rely on us to fight for the result you deserve.

Statistics and Causes

In 2009, more than 300 accidents involving cranes occurred in the United States, resulting in 197 deaths and numerous injuries. Cranes are seen on almost every large construction site. There are more than 125,000 cranes in use in the construction industry – in addition to up to 100,000 more in general and maritime industries – and over 250,000 workers who operate them.

Crane accidents and injuries can be caused in several ways:

  • Tipping caused by overloading / improperly secured load
  • Dropped loads
  • Hitting a power line
  • Crushing caused by the counter weight
  • Falls
  • Crashes caused by improper maintenance of the crane
  • Rigging failures
  • Boom collapse
  • Crashes caused by driver error, inattention, or insufficient training

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) has recently ramped up efforts to stop crane accidents by improving safety regulations. OSHA has estimated that as many as 90% of crane operators do not have certification. Members of this regulatory board will be visiting construction sites to provide consultations and inspections of cranes in an effort to make these environments safer for workers.

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Call our firm today for your free case review. Our team is prepared to fight for you and to help you pursue the result you need. We are proud to serve clients throughout the state of Texas, including Tyler County, Nacogdoches County, Polk County, and Brazoria County.