IF YOU WERE INJURED IN A CRANE ACCIDENT CALL US
Our New York construction accident attorneys have decades of experience in representing people who were injured because of unsafe construction practices. Our lawyers know that cranes are incredibly heavy pieces of machinery, that transport loads that often weigh thousands of pounds. The sheer weight and force that these machines are capable of exerting, requires that accepted safety practices be followed and that the crane operator, as well as those who load the crane's materials, be diligent and follow the applicable safety regulations. If you were injured in a crane accident, it is probably because of negligence in the operation or the maintenance of the crane. Call our New York City crane accident attorneys for a free consultation.
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If you were injured in a crane accident, then you are probably entitled to be financially compensated for your personal injuries. Whether you were a pedestrian passing by a construction site or were a construction worker that was injured on the job, it doesn't matter. Those who set up, maintain and operate cranes are required to do so safely. When appropriate safety procedures are not followed and people get hurt, the crane companies are responsible to provide compensation.
Just before Halloween, 2020, New Yorkers experienced an unpleasant surprise, when an unsecured crane began swinging and dropping debris at a jobsite located at West 57th Street in Manhattan, above Central Park West.
Crane Accidents In New York Have Become Too Common
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 200 crane accident-related deaths from 2011 to 2015. While some injured workers were operating the cranes themselves, others were simply bystanders on the construction site when something fell from the crane and struck them.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), forty five percent of all crane accidents occur when the boom or crane comes into contact with an energized power line.