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Crane & Equipment Accident Law Library

The following articles, frequently asked questions, news articles and blogposts are provided by our Pennsylvania and New Jersey construction and work accident lawyers. They are for information only. Prior to making any decisions about your case, it is vital to contact an experienced, knowledgeable construction/worksite accident lawyer.

Work Accident Case Results by Our Lawyers

  • $101 million – The collapse of a parking garage at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City that injured over 30 construction workers on the job and killed 4 men working on the project (largest construction accident settlement in U.S. history).
  • $13 million – A workplace accident resulting in an above the knee amputation of the plaintiff’s right leg
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Crane & Equipment Accident Law Articles

  • Why PA & NJ Crane-Construction Accidents Occur Cranes are very commonly used for large scale construction activities. While absolutely necessary to complete construction projects, cranes are very dangerous and account for roughly 70 fatalities per year. Source: www.Osha.gov. There are many different types of cranes. They may be mounted on a truck or fixed to the ground. Some of the more common cranes ...
  • A Look at Two Construction Equipment Accidents Heavy equipment operators carry a great responsibility, due to potential for injury posed by use of equipment like: bulldozers, loaders, excavators, rollers, forklifts, and commercial trucks/vehicles. A common cause of accidents at construction sites and other worksites, such as loading docks, marine terminals, etc. is failure to designate proper lanes of travel for heavy equipment. Whether it’s the general contractor, the owner ...
  • Equipment Accidents on Construction Sites & OSHA OSHA Regulations & Equipment Accidents on Construction Sites Construction site accidents often involve heavy equipment, such as rollers, dozers, loaders, cranes, etc., and when these kinds of accidents occur, the injuries are often catastrophic, if not fatal. OSHA regulations are often ignored, either intentionally or negligently. Below are common OSHA regulations which may be at issue ...
  • Construction Equipment Accident Prevention – Improper Lane of Travel Improper Lane of Travel at Construction Sites Leads to Equipment Accidents Tip over or tilt accidents, as well as accidents when a worker is struck by or crushed by large equipment or vehicles, tend to occur due to the failure to provide a safe path of travel for the given equipment. For example, there is an ...
  • Front-End Loader Accidents – What You Should Know About Compensation for Injuries This past Friday, a New Jersey man was crushed by a concrete partition wall or barrier while at work at an industrial plant. The accident occurred at a recycling center in Camden. According to at least one online news report*, the accident occurred after a front-end loader knocked over a concrete wall which then fell ...
  • Construction Site Accidents Involving Heavy Equipment Contractors in charge of a construction site, i.e., the prime or general contractor, are often required to ensure that site operations are being performed safely. Safety meetings with subcontractors, and having and enforcing safety rules are important. However, the reality is that many contractors fail to take safety seriously and that’s when heavy equipment accidents ...
  • PA & NJ Construction Accident Lawsuits: Heavy Equipment Accident Cases Heavy Equipment Construction Accident Cases in Pennsylvania & New Jersey Use of heavy equipment is a necessity in the construction industry. Whether for construction of a downtown high rise or a suburban church, heavy equipment is necessary to complete the job. However, heavy equipment accidents happen every day and usually result in catastrophic injury, like loss ...

Crane & Equipment Accident Law FAQs

  • I was hurt in a crane collapse accident and do not know what caused the collapse. Can I file a claim? There are workers’ compensation issues as well as potential negligence claims in any crane accident case. In any construction accident case, whether it’s a crane accident or forklift accident, it is important to have the case evaluated immediately by a construction accident lawyer who can assess causation and help determine if there is a viable ...
  • Who can be held liable for a heavy equipment accident at a construction site? In any construction site accident, multiple parties may be held liable, including: the general contractor which maintained the site and was responsible for safety, the owner who actively oversaw the construction activities, a subcontractor which created a dangerous condition, and/or a machine/equipment manufacturer for a defective product. At any given time, dozens of contractors may be present on the site. ...
  • Can an owner be liable in a construction site accident case in Pennsylvania? A: Under Pennsylvania construction site accident law, an owner may be held liable for an injury which occurs on a construction or worksite. However, in order to be liable, the owner must have assumed control, supervision or management of the site operations. Simply owning the land or building being constructed is not a sufficient basis ...
  • Can a worker injured in a crane accident sue the crane operator? A: The answer depends on specific state laws as well as whether the crane operator is the employer. Under general workers’ compensation principles, workers are usually barred from bringing tort or negligence claims against employers. Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey follow this principle. So, a worker injured in a crane collapse accident in Pennsylvania or ...
  • What claims can be made in PA or NJ crane accident lawsuits? A: In any heavy equipment accident lawsuit, there are many claims which can be made and depend on the circumstances of the case. For instance, one crane accident may revolve around a faulty component piece. Another crane accident case may involve the failure to have a safety manager on the site. Each case varies. Some of ...

Crane & Equipment Accident Law Latest News

  • NY Crane Accident – Same Building, Different Crane Accident New York City is perhaps one of the busiest cities when it comes to construction and renovation. On any given city block, construction equipment, such as a crane, will be used hundreds of feet in the air. Both commercial and residential high rise construction projects will, at some point, require use of such dangerous equipment. ...

Crane & Equipment Accident Law Blogposts

  • Crane Accidents & Workplace Safety – The Burden of Safety Lies with Corporate Businesses Earlier this year, a crane collapsed in Queens, New York, resulting in injuries to several workers. According to an online news blog, the crane company owner had previously been acquitted of negligent homicide following a 2008 crane collapse case which resulted in the deaths of two workers. The crane involved in the accident was a 300 ...
  • Construction Accidents in 2013…An Inevitable Effect of Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the New Jersey shore. Thousands of residences and businesses will be rebuilt. However, due to the winter season, much of the work will be done in the spring, just in time for the summer. This means that many jobs will be rushed, and safety tends to be sacrificed when rushing ...

About Our Crane & Equipment Accident Lawyers

Our lawyers come from families of construction workers and care deeply about workplace safety and the rights of all workers. Firm founder, Jeff Laffey, is the proud son of a Philadelphia union carpenter. Firm founder, Brian Kent, comes from a family of iron workers and is a former prosecutor.

What Former Clients Have to Say About Our Construction & Work Accident Lawyers:

“Jeff Laffey’s representation of myself and my fellow plaintiffs was nothing short of excellence. Jeff’s charm and wit were quickly shelved for diligence and tenacity when appropriate and necessary. Jeff’s efforts resulted in an extremely fair settlement. I have and will continue to recommend Jeff to all potential clients.” Jim McGarrity Philadelphia Carpenters’ Union, Local 465

“I would like to thank Brian and his staff for making this process as stress-free and painless as they could. I would highly recommend Brian Kent to handle any workplace safety accident case.” – Joe

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a workplace crane or equipment accident in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York, contact our experienced, highly rated workplace accident and injury lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. 215.399.9255/800.220.7600

Our worksite & construction accident injury attorneys are licensed in PA and NJ. They represent workers in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. They also work with lawyers nationwide and can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.

*Disclaimer: The lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent provide quality legal advice to individuals after accepting their case. No attorney-client relationship is created by this website. Nothing on this site is intended to provide legal advice. Because every case is unique, discussion of prior outcomes and settlements in past cases is no guarantee of a similar outcome in current or future cases.