Construction Site Injuries – Cranes And Lifting Devices
The Schmidt-Salita Law Team has 75 Years’ combined experience in over 10,000 successful cases in representing the victims of Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and wrongful death. This experience includes the successful prosecution of cases involving construction site injuries and deaths.
The following are examples of cases in which the Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Wrongful Death attorneys at the Schmidt-Salita Law Team have obtained a successful recovery in Construction Site cases involving cranes and lifting devices:
Case Example #1 – Wrongful Death Due to Negligent Crane Operation: A young crane operator was killed in a construction site accident in St.Paul, Minnesota when two cranes, each working in the same area, came into contact, causing the death of Schmidt’s client. The case was successfully prosecuted and a recovery made for the family.
Case Example #2 – Serious Injury Due to Negligent Crane Operation: A young woman was seriously injured when a large casson (a large metal tube) was knocked over and sent rolling down the hill, crushing the front end of the SUV that Schmidt’s client was driving. The Schmidt-Salita Law Team proved that this incident occurred as the result of negligence on the part of the crane operator and crew that was in the process of lifting the casson when it lost control of it.
Case Example #3 – Wrongful Death Due to Negligent Unloading: The Schmidt-Salita Law Team successfully prosecuted a claim for the wrongful death of a construction worker who was crushed to death during the unloading of large glass crates at a construction site.
Case Example #4 – Injury Due to Negligent Design of Lift Truck: The Schmidt-Salita Law Team successfully prosecuted a claim involving the “run-under” hazard with a lift truck in an industrial environment.
Case Example #5 – Injury Due to Negligent Use of Lifting Device: The Schmidt-Salita Law Team successfully prosecuted a case involving personal injury where a lifting device, a pallet jack, was negligently operated so as to cause injury to a trucker who was delivering a load to the site.
Case Example #6 – Injury Due to “Under-ride” of a Fork Lift Truck in an Industrial Warehouse: The client was working in an industrial warehouse that was being remodeled. While operating a fork lift, the machine the passenger compartment went under shelving which was positioned at standard height. Claim was made that the design of the fork lift did not provide proper protection of the operator compartment against the “under-ride” hazard.
For additional information regarding the hazards of Cranes, Hoists, and Lifting Devices, see the informational sheet on Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety, as well as on Lift Trucks at www.osha.gov