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Working with lifts in construction

Posted on May 23, 2015 12:18 pm under Construction Accident

Every day, roof workers are exposed to fall hazards when working at great heights. A common construction accident associated with work at high elevations often involves the use of lifts, where workers need to stand on a man-basket and be lifted in order to work on the edge of the roof.

Workers can be lifted in a variety of ways:

  • Aerial lifts – Aerial lifts use extensible and articulating boom platforms to lift workers to higher elevations. Equipment should be operated only by authorized and trained personnel. Also, each of the equipment’s component should be in good working condition prior to use.
  • All-terrain forklifts – Some forklifts are used not just to transport and stack loads, but also to raise workers using man-baskets. Forklifts of this type should be designed and manufactured within safety standards to reduce the likelihood of construction accidents.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help workers who may have been hurt by defective construction equipment in Madison file a case against the negligent manufacturer responsible. To learn more about your eligibility to take legal action, you may call our office at (414) 271-0900 for a free case assessment today.