Fatal Construction And Crane Accidents

Construction site accident victims are often left with catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, shattered bones, crush injuries, severe internal injuries, or worst of all killed.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction field consistently ranks among the top occupations where fatal accidents occur annually. Fatal accidents can occur for many reasons including, but not limited to, cutting accidents, electrocution, scaffolding accidents, collapsed structures, defective machinery, compressed gases, welding accidents, exposure to toxic substances, or falls.

Specific types of construction accident that is prevalent in the field, but follows different regulatory guidelines, are crane accidents. Crane accidents can occur from, but not limited to, overturning of cranes, dropping loads, crushing by the counter weight, falls, or rigging failures. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulate specific types of crane safety guidelines that must be met by the employer.

It is also important to conform to all federal regulations as it pertains to the age limits on crane operation. According to the law, you must be at least 18 to operate a crane, assemble and or disassemble it or otherwise be involved with any crane maintenance. While there are several construction and manufacturing jobs that are suitable for workers aged 16 and 17, those involving cranes operation however, should not to be included on that list. Therefore, adults and only trained adults should work with cranes.

Another key factor to note, it is not only the crane operator that must comprehend crane safety. Any individual working on a construction site or related site that utilizes cranes, should understand all safety tips to ensure avoiding any injuries while at work. These tips include never working under a crane while in operation, being alert at all times for any carne related problems like tipping, additionally, one should also comply with all of OSHA regulations when assisting in setting up any cranes, and most important, have the proper training if you are going to assist disassemble or move the crane.

Managing an injury that is the result of a crane accident can be a very difficult thing for an individual to experience. You should be aware of the facts surrounding the accident and ask yourself a few questions: Could you have done anything to prevent the accident, or was the accident due to the carelessness of someone else?

Depending on your conclusion, you may have to take legal action either against your employer or the manufacturer of the crane itself.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Alexandr Vakarev Esq. have the experienced in handling the toughest and most complex fatal construction and crane accidents in the New York City area. Lawsuits arising out of construction site accidents are expensive to prosecute. Expert witnesses must be retained in most construction accident cases including building code experts, construction industry experts, architecture experts, engineering experts as well as medical experts. The lawyers at the Law Office of Alexandr Vakarev Esq. are dedicated to getting you what you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone poor maintenance and negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:
  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering
With the help of a dedicated New York Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq, we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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