Between 1992 and 2004, 136 workers died in the United States in accidents related to overhead crane and hoist operations. And according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, nine fatalities occurred in 2004 alone.
Hoisting is a way to lift or lower heavy loads into a precise location at a construction site, and even though hosting is one of the most common acts that a construction worker performs, it can be responsible for devastating injuries. Any failure in the chain, driver, rope, cord, line or pulley can result in tragic or even fatal accidents.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a hoisting accident, get in touch with our firm to protect your rights and the compensation to which you may be entitled.
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We at Michael Gunzburg, P.C., have obtained millions for clients in personal injury cases. We are prepared to work on cases involving:
- Hand chain hoists
- Ratchet lever hoists
- Air chain
- Air rope hoists
- Electric chain and electric wire hoists
The risks associated with the operation of mobile cranes are documented, but these risks are not as commonly associated with overhead crane and hoist operation.
Has someone you know suffered from a materials hoist injury or accident? If so, contact a New York City construction accident attorney today!
Inspecting construction hoists is critical to safety: A hoist that is not properly maintained is dangerous. If you were injured in a hoisting accident, it is important that there be a record of the following:
- Detailed inspection schedule
- Manufacturer’s recommendations
- Inspections for wear and damage of hooks, ropes, brakes and limit switches
- Defective equipment that is removed and properly replaced
- Safe load limit postings
Have you or someone you know been involved in a hoist accident or other construction injury and is seeking compensation? Our experienced and knowledgeable New York construction accident lawyer can help you with your legal claim today!
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