Cranes & Construction Accidents


Crane and other Construction Accidents can be extremely devastating. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data covering the period 1997-2006, there was an average of approximately 82 crane-related fatalities per year. Each year, hundreds more accidents and fatalities occur on construction sites. Following a Crane or Construction incident, it is imperative that liability is assigned so that claims can be resolved, and subrogation potential can be determined. 

Common causes of incidents include:

  • Improper erection/dismantling of cranes and other construction site equipment
  • Extreme weather
  • Foundation issues
  • Mechanical or structural problems
  • Electrical/control system malfunction
  • Improper safety/guarding procedures