A: Scaffold collapse accidents generally involve liability of more than one party, such as the scaffold erection company, general contractor in charge of the construction/work site or a subcontractor. In some scaffold collapse situations, there may be a products liability case against the manufacturer of the scaffold piece which failed. For example, in a scaffold collapse situation involving cross brace failure, the company which manufactured the cross brace could be liable for making a defective product.
The Most Important Factor in a Scaffold Collapse Accident
The single most important factor in success of any negligence action involving a scaffold is investigation as soon as practicably possible after the accident occurs. Proving negligence or a defective product means having access to the scaffold to determine the cause of failure – what actually caused the scaffold to collapse. This often means consulting with a work accident lawyer who has experience handling scaffold accident cases.
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