Most crane accidents are preventable. Your Indiana construction accident lawyer in Indianapolis was saddened to see yet another crane accident death in New York City on April 3, 2012. Apparently, a 25-year-old construction worker was crushed after a partial building collapse in a residential neighborhood. According to news reports, the death and injury to 3 other construction workers was a result of the remaining structure not being properly secured.
Both OSHA and IOSHA have recently adopted a new crane safety standard designed to prevent construction accident deaths and serious injury. Most of the crane accidents your Indiana construction accident lawyer have been involved in could have been avoided if OSHA regulations were enforced on the job site. Construction cranes are subjected to incredible forces and require extensive pre job inspections and maintenance. The wire cables and slings used in lifts also need the same degree of care. Any defect should result in the crane being shut down until the repair is made, or the offending piece replaced.
Safe Crane operation also requires extensive pre-lift coordination with the general contractor and other subcontractors to ensure the lift area is kept free from unauthorized personnel. The spotters role requires a competent person who is trained in hand signals and has the authority to abort the lift should any safety concerns arise. Safety should never be sacrificed for speed on a construction site, although it is apparent the sacrifice is made on a daily basis with Indiana construction workers paying the price through serious personal injuries and even wrongful death
Your Indiana construction accident lawyer in Indianapolis has extensive experience in crane and other construction accidents. As an OSHA authorized construction safety trainer, I know what went wrong and who is responsible. Ironworkers, operators, laborers, carpenters and electricians throughout Indiana know that not every personal injury lawyer is a construction injury lawyer. Remember at Golitko & Daly WORK INJURY LAWYERS, “WE GO TO WORK WHE YOU CAN’T.”