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Daniel J. O'Brien
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 72 fatalities from crane accidents in 2006, which is the most recent year of analyzed crane accident data.

Broken down by percentages, crane accidents in 2006 were mainly caused by the following:

  • The victim was struck by an object that fell - 42%.
  • The victim was struck by another object - 8%.
  • The victim was compressed or snagged by objects or equipment -11%.
  • The victim fell - 20%.
  • The victim was subjected to an electric current - 8%.
  • The accident involved transportation incidents - 10%. 

The majority of crane injury fatalities involved workers who were employed in the following positions:

  • Laborers on construction sites - 10 fatalities.
  • Electricians - 8 fatalities.
  • Welders, solderers, cutters and brazers - 6 fatalities.
  • Tower and crane operators - 3 fatalities. 

Unfortunately, injuries from crane accidents are not uncommon. If you have sustained injury after a Philadelphia crane accident or other worksite accident, contact a Philadelphia worksite injury lawyer. An attorney may be able to help you negotiate with your employer for a higher Workers' Compensation claim or investigate issues of third party liability in order to seek a personal injury claim. 

Help After a Philadelphia Crane Accident

If you have been severely injured in a Philadelphia crane accident, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia worksite injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a no-cost, no-obligation consultation on your case - 877-944-8396.

Category: Construction and Industrial Accidents

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