Crane Accidents - Investigating Cases Nationwide
Some of the most sever and injury-causing construction accidents happen as a result of crane operation or malfunction. Cranes can come into contact with live power lines, resulting in the burning or electrocution of the operator and other workers and bystanders who come into contact with a conducting part of the crane. Also, the crane can topple if adequate precautionary measures are skipped. Both injuries can result in catastrophic injury to life and limb.
Backhoes are those big machines often seen at construction sites that like a tractor with a long arm on the end. A large bucket is affixed to the end of the arm, and the backhoe is used to excavate piles and piles of soil or other materials. It is an extremely powerful and complex machine, and strict safety equipment and procedures must be employed to prevent injury. When the appropriate precautions are ignored, or when the backhoe is defective in its design or manufacture, serious injuries can result. The most common injuries occur when the operator or bystander is injured by the mechanical arm of is run over by the backhoe. If the arm comes into contact with a live electricity source, the metal backhoe will efficiently conduct the electricity to the hapless victims.
Backhoes consist of a digging scoop at the end of an arm (also called stick or dipper) and are used for excavating and moving material such as rocks or dirt. The most common forms of backhoe accidents involve people being struck by the digging bucket or by the machine itself. In addition, backhoe accidents can be caused by rollovers, electrocutions, and sliding into ditches or trenches.
Call or email Mr. Demerath if you or your family member has been injured by a backhoe to preserve your right to just compensation.