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Common crane accidents

Posted on November 25, 2014 9:28 am under Construction Accident

Cranes are used prominently in construction sites. You can see them hanging over buildings during construction, mounted on rails, or seated on mobiles and trucks. Over the past several years, however, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has noticed a rise in crane operation-related injuries and fatalities in several states across the country. From 2003 to 2005, for instance, the OSHA recorded an average of 78 fatalities per year due to crane failures.

The most common causes of crane accidents include:

  • Contact with electric current
  • Falls
  • Struck by falling object
  • Compressed by objects of equipment

These accidents can sadly result from driver error, mechanical failure, design and manufacturing defect, or a negligent employer. If you have been involved in a crane accident while on duty in Wisconsin, a crane accident lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can look into your situation to see how you might be able to seek compensation from the party responsible. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.