Florida Construction Site Crane Accidents
Accidents Involving Construction Cranes
An estimated 89 construction workers lose their lives in crane accidents yearly.
A study of crane accidents from 1992 to 2006 identified these leading causes of fatal injuries:
- Electrocution from overhead power lines
- Struck by crane loads
- Struck by crane or crane parts
- Crane collapses
Sources: National Safety Council
The U.S. construction industry provides vital services to our nation. The labor of construction workers creates a steady supply of new homes, office buildings, hospitals and other public institutions, roads, bridges, and all of the infrastructure that shelters our citizens and keeps our country operating. But construction is the single most lethal industry in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fatal work injuries in construction numbered 751 in 2010. Among the list of common construction-industry accidents are those involving cranes.
Boca Raton crane accident attorney Gregg Hollander and the staff at the Hollander Law Firm, provide representation to construction workers in Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and other South Florida cities. Our practice has successfully recovered financial damages for workers hurt in a variety of construction-site accidents.
At the Hollander Law Firm, our resources include professionals from the fields of law, medicine, research, investigation and other specialties. When you’ve been seriously injured in a crane accident on a construction site, we can assemble a team of experts who will dedicate their efforts to uncovering the facts about your accident. Based in the Boca Raton area, crane accident lawyer Gregg Hollander coordinates the team’s work to build the evidence needed to recover compensation for your injuries, your lost wages, and the pain and suffering you’ve endured. When an accident results in loss of life, the Hollander Law Firm team works tirelessly to recover damages for surviving family members.
Construction cranes are employed on many jobsites to enable workers to access the heights involved in erecting both commercial and residential structures. Especially in urban settings, these devices are familiar sights, since most inner-city construction is vertical. Industry sources report that 154 accidents involving tower cranes occurred worldwide in 2010. Deaths from those accidents numbered 113 for that type of crane.
Crane accidents in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or elsewhere in South Florida may involve a variety of circumstances, simply because no two construction sites are exactly alike. According to the Department of Labor, the leading cause of occupational fatalities among crane and tower operators in 2010 was contact with objects or equipment. Serving people in Boca Raton and surrounding areas, crane accident attorney Gregg Hollander can help bring claims after these incidents. Other issues that may affect safety on construction cranes include such factors as:
- Operator experience
- Defective equipment
- High winds
- Electrical hazards
- Improper safety measures by employers
When you’ve suffered a serious injury in a construction crane accident, contact the personal injury attorney that Naples, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach residents have made a leading choice – Gregg Hollander. At the Hollander Law Firm, you’ll find a caring professional team ready to protect your rights and work to achieve your best interests. We can help whether you were working on the jobsite where the accident occurred or if you were an innocent bystander hurt when a construction crane failed or fell.
You can count on Attorney Hollander to be accessible to you and to keep you informed at every step of your claim for compensation. The Hollander Law Firm was founded on the belief that every client deserves our full, personal attention and the highest quality in legal representation. Call today and ask for your free consultation with a Boca Raton crane accident lawyer. We charge you no fees unless we make a successful financial recovery for you – just as we’ve done for thousands of other accident victims. When you’ve been hurt in a construction crane accident, a car crash, a motorcycle accident, a premises accident, or any incident, call on the Hollander Law Firm.