Cranes of varying sizes are used in construction projects in Florida and across the United States on a daily basis. If you or someone close to you was injured in a crane collapse accident as a bystander, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our skilled Miami injury attorneys understand the nuances of personal injury law and can put this knowledge to use in your case.
Whether it is a small crane or a big crane, following safety protocols is imperative. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States witnesses nearly 90 crane-related deaths per year. There may be several causes of crane collapses, including but not limited to:
- Damaged or overly worn cables;
- Malfunctioning stabilizers;
- Bent, rusted, or broken beams;
- Dropped loads;
- Falls from the crane;
- Crane malfunctions;
- Collapse of the boom; or
- Overturned cranes.