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Crane Accidents



Crane Accidents are the prime cause of most deaths and injury in the construction industry. Every year, hundreds of people are killed, disabled and injured in crane accidents in the US.

Statistics (for the year 2004) released by the, reveals the following alarming data:

There were 5,703 work-related fatalities.
The rate of fatal work injuries (per 100,000 workers) was 4.1.
The number of fatalities in the construction industry was 1,224.
293 construction laborers suffered fatal occupational injuries.
Major Causes
The major causes of crane accidents include:

Electrocution due to power source contact with crane
Improper handling of crane
Boom collapse
Dropped loads
Falls
Rigging failure
Overturned cranes
Mechanical failure
Safety Regulations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specified a detailed set of regulations relating to ratings, capacity, operating speeds, hazard warnings and adherence to the recommendations of the crane manufacturer.

Personal Injury Claims
Most victims of crane accidents can claim damages for permanent disability, medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity. In case of death, the victims' loved ones can claim damages for wrongful death.

Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a crane accident or other occupational hazards, a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer will help you recover damages.  Their skill, expertise and experience have helped many victims and families recover the best compensation for injuries and fatalities.

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