Dangers of Cranes on New York Construction Sites

By WRSH on April 8, 2016 - Comments off

It’s common to see a crane, towering hundreds of feet in the air, at a New York construction site. Cranes are incredibly massive pieces of building equipment that can weigh several tons. When such large machinery is being used at great heights and around large teams of construction workers, injuries are bound to happen.

Common Causes of New York Crane Accidents

There are many different reasons that New York crane accidents happen. Federal laws and construction safety regulations are in place to keep construction workers and the general public safe in and around construction sites. But, even with strict rules about crane usage set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), mistakes are still made, accidents happen, and people get hurt. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has represented many New York construction workers injured in crane accidents. Here are some of the most common crane accidents we have seen over the decades:

• Cranes striking power lines
• Cranes striking other buildings
• Cranes dropping heavy objects
• Cranes striking people with heavy objects
• Crane rigging failures
• Crane mechanical failures
• Overturned cranes

The Most Common New York City Crane Accident Injuries

Construction accidents involving large cranes are some of the most dangerous–and deadly–injury situations that construction workers face. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has seen many different types of injuries suffered by New York construction workers over the years. Here are some of the most common injuries our clients have suffered:

• Traumatic brain injuries (concussions, etc.)
• Spinal cord injuries
• Neck and back injuries
• Wrongful death

Contact a Dedicated New York Crane Accident Attorney

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has helped many New York construction workers and their families dealing with the aftermath of a serious crane accident. We can help you secure the financial settlement that helps you and your family find peace and healing. You can reach us at (212) 986-7353.

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