OSHA’s crane standards for construction, general industry and maritime have not been updated since 1971 and rely heavily on outdated 1968 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) consensus standards. Because of this outdated standard many injuries are the result of faulty crane equipment.
Crane accidents invariably involve severe injuries and deaths because of the massive size of these machines. Cranes are used extensively – in the oil fields and on construction sites – and accidents do happen.
Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC strives to ensure that victims of crane accidents get justice for the injuries that may have occurred due to crane tipping over because of an unbalanced load, loads not secured properly and dropping, poor maneuvering resulting in accidents or coming in contact with power lines, poor maintenance, failed rigging, parts fatigue, boom failure, or poor training to crane drivers. People who work with cranes put their lives at risk and it is the duty of all involved to ensure that the risk is minimized to the extent possible. Non-compliance with OSHA regulations invites action, and yet nearly nine out of ten crane operators do not have the right license to operate such a heavy and massive vehicle. Crane accidents may happen suddenly but they are not a random, out-of-the-blue occurrence. There is always a reason, and we have the training and experience to unearth the actual reason behind a crane accident.
Call the Alex R. Hernandez Jr. if you or a loved one has been injured in a Crane Accident. 1-888-HDZLAW-8
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