Construction sites can be dangerous. The use of heavy machinery can contribute to construction accidents. Cranes are one piece of equipment that is associated with serious injuries on construction sites.
From 2011 to 2015, there were 220 fatal crane-related deaths reported in the United States, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This figure does include the many non-fatal crane accident injuries that also take place at construction sites.
If you were injured on the job in a crane accident and reside in the Oklahoma City, OK, area, the attorneys at Tawwater Law Firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Between 2011 and 2015, an average of 44 crane-related deaths took place per year in the United States (nearly one per week).
More than half of these fatal injuries involved a worker being struck by equipment or an object.
Overall, 42 percent of fatal crane-related injuries took place in the private construction industry, and the manufacturing industry accounted for almost a quarter (24 percent) of crane-related deaths.
Crane accidents are one of the leading causes of construction worker fatalities. Typically, these accidents result from the following causes:
From spinal cord injuries and loss of limb to paralysis and death, construction accident injuries can lead to life-changing and catastrophic injuries. If you suffered an injury in a crane-related accident at a construction site, contact Tawwater Law Firm.
Our team of construction accident attorneys will review the facts of your case. To schedule a case review, contact us online or call (405) 607-1400 today.