In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a 77-year-old worker got hurt when the truck with a 100-foot lift that he was operating turned over. The truck was being used for a routine roof maintenance work.
This is the fifth crane-related accident in South Florida in the last six months. Earlier this month in Miami, a father and son were almost seriously hurt when part of a 318-foot crane collapsed. Also in Miami, five construction workers got hurt and two others died when a portion of the crane dropped 30 floors and smashed into a house. Several days later, two men got hurt in Aventura when a small crane fell onto the roof of a building. Fortunately, no one was hurt in Ft. Lauderdale when, a few days later, part of a crane buckled as workers tried to transport a dumpster.
Construction accidents can lead to serious injuries for workers, many of whom are left with catastrophic injuries, such as severed limbs, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
Our Florida construction accident lawyers are familiar with the special laws that govern construction sites and we can determine whether anyone-such as a contractor or the manufacturer of a defective machine, tool, or vehicle-acted negligently to cause your injury accident.
Crane accidents are a major cause of injuries and fatalities at construction sites.
Common causes of crane accidents:
• Rigging failure
• Improper crane assembly/dismantling
• Improper crane maintenance
• Improper training to work on a crane
• Defective cranes or crane parts
Contact our Florida construction accident lawyers to find out about your legal options. You may be entitled to recovery for medical expenses, pain and suffering, rehabilitation expenses, and other losses.
Crane Topples Over At Construction Site, CBS4.com, June 24, 2008
Truck with attached crane at Florida mall maintenance job flips, TMC.net, June 24, 2008
Related Web Resources:
Accidents highlight crane safety issues, BusinessInsurance.com
Halberg & Fogg PLLC has law offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, and Port St. Lucie, Florida.