Cranes are used frequently at construction sites as a means to lift and lower heavy objects that can include iron, timber, steel, and other various machine parts. Operating a crane requires extensive training and knowledge of standard safe operating procedures to reduce the risk of unnecessary injury. Despite specific training and the implementation of important safety guidelines, mistakes still occur that can cause crane accidents capable of resulting in horrific injuries to victims.
New Jersey crane accidents can result from defective equipment parts, improper handling or operation, collapse or tipping of the crane, objects falling from the crane, electrocution from working near power lines, workers falling from the crane, or excessive crane speed for the existing circumstances. In some cases, the fault of crane accidents can be the result of negligent supervision by contractors who ignore unsafe conditions for the sake of getting projects done faster. To help ameliorate the risk of accidents and injury, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has made a safety video available to work site superintendents, which discusses some of the hazards and risks involved in crane operations.
Contractors and crane operators alike are expected to maintain a secure work environment, especially when an extremely heavy and potentially dangerous piece of equipment such as a crane is being used. Legally, when those who have such a responsibility fail to do their job, injured victims are entitled to hold them accountable for their mistakes.
If you have been injured in a crane accident, our attorneys may be able to help you receive compensation for your physical pain, disability and suffering, and for such expenses as future loss of income and rehabilitative and life care costs. The New Jersey construction injury attorneys at Blume Forte have the experience and resources that you need to help you through this difficult time. Contact us at (973) 635-5400 for a free consultation, and we will promptly begin an investigation of the circumstances of your accident and protect your rights as a work accident victim.
If you need to consult a New Jersey personal injury attorney, you need to contact Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. The initial consultation is always free.