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The dangers of crane accidents

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2022 | Workplace Accidents

There are numerous types of heavy-duty machines that may play a vital role in operations in various fields of operation. Cranes are an example of a type of machine that can be used to lift and transport heavy duty materials across job sites. While these may be essential to certain tasks, they can also be somewhat dangerous at times. Workplace accidents involving cranes could take place under numerous scenarios and such incidents may pose a significant threat to the safety of workers in New Jersey. 

Possible causes and ramifications 

Studies indicate that one of the most common types of accidents involving cranes may occur when an object dislodges from a crane and falls to the ground below. Workers may also be at risk of being hit by a crane, a potentially devastating tragedy. Improper use of cranes may also lead to a variety of safety issues, such as improper loading, navigating unsafe pathways or contacting overhead power lines. 

Studies also suggest that there are numerous types of injuries that remain common in crane accidents. Some common health concerns stemming from such incidents may include bone fractures, internal organ damage, and electrocution. Such incidents could also lead to severe health conditions such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries, or even lead to loss of limbs. 

Workplace injuries 

Workplace accidents involving cranes run the unfortunate risk of placing the well-being of workers at significant risk. Individuals in New Jersey who suffer severe or permanent harm during a job-related accident may also face dire financial challenges during a long road to recovery, and they could consider speaking with an experienced attorney for guidance on their available options for monetary aid. An attorney can evaluate a client’s situation, provide insight on all possible outlets with which to seek compensation, and assist him or her in navigating the subsequent process.