Crane Accidents

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As cityscapes continue to expand, more construction sites will pop up across the state, resulting in more jobs for hardworking construction crews. Unfortunately, the price of more jobs comes with a cost in the construction world—more accidents. While a slip on the floor can result in a bad bruise or a sprained ankle, injuries on construction sites are often catastrophic and many times deadly. Severe accidents are much more rampant in this industry, in large part because of the sheer size and weight of machinery, such as forklifts and cranes.

Cranes, which are instrumental for lifting heavy objects and loads, pose a serious danger not only to those who operate them, but also those who work near them. If you or a loved one was injured in a crane accident, the medical costs could be overwhelming and financially crippling.

Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. is a first class Florida workers’ compensation firm with over 160 years of combined legal experienced. Our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyers can help you get back on your feet after a serious work injury, by helping you recover compensation for lost wages, physical therapy costs, doctor visits and other losses.

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Common Crane Accident Causes

According to a 2008 report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), 632 people were killed in 611 crane incidents from 1992 to 2006. As you can tell from the numbers alone, the probability of being killed in a crane-related accident is shockingly high. Below you’ll find some of the most common causes of crane accidents:

  1. Electrocution: Of all the crane-related deaths in the report, roughly 25% were a result of a part of the crane coming into contact with overhead power lines.
  2. Struck by crane load: The second leading cause of crane-related deaths is from workers being struck by the crane load. Accidents such as these occur for several reasons, including the rigging cable breaking or the load coming loose.
  3. Struck by the crane: Falling crane booms and jibs are another common reason for crane-related accidents.
  4. Crane collapse: Cranes that are assembled or installed on an unstable or uneven surface often collapse and the result can be catastrophic.

Other causes of crane accidents include slips and falls, fires and explosions, misuse of tools and highway collisions. While the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has done its best to provide safety to construction workers with stricter safety regulations, poor training, lack of protocol and negligence leave many of these workplaces prone to danger.

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If you have been injured in a crane accident, please contact our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyers at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. to discuss your case. Our attorneys understand how serious these kinds of accidents can be, and we are willing to go that extra mile to get you the compensation you deserve to properly recover.

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