The most common types of crane accidents involve the crane coming into contact with electrical power lines. When this happens, the operator and anyone standing nearby are at risk of severe injury or death from electrocution. Rigging crane accidents occur when the material connected to the load block or headache ball fall on unsuspecting workers or bystanders. Structural failure and tipping crane accidents are the result of heavy loads that surpass the crane’s structural limitations and stability ratings, causing the crane to collapse or tip over onto the operator or other workers.
Crane accidents do not happen with much frequency, but when they do occur the results can be devastating. Operators are not the only people at risk of injury or death - other workers and individuals near the site are in just as much danger if a crane drops its load or tips over. Many crane accidents could be prevented with proper equipment design. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was the result of negligence or defective equipment, you may be entitled to damages. There may be a time limit as to when you can begin a lawsuit, so it is imperative to seek representation from an experienced attorney as soon as possible. For more information about product safety incidents, such as a construction equipment accident, contact the Locks Law Firm today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.Do I have a case? Free Case Evaluation