Cranes are often the most noticeable feature of a building construction or demolition site. Because of their size, cranes can also cause serious injuries. If workers are not properly trained on how to use a crane safely, tragic construction site accidents can result.
 
Types of cranes

 
•    Mobile cranes
•    Tower cranes
•    Railroad yard cranes
•    Cherry pickers
•    Truck cranes
•    Manlifts
•    Bucket trucks
 
Causes of crane accidents

•    Insufficient training of workers
•    Insufficient maintenance
•    Defective equipment and design defects
•    Improper use
•    Improper placement
•    Overloading
 
When cranes are not properly used and maintained, crane collapses, tip overs and falls can occur.  Untrained operators may drop their loads, injure those working nearby, or strike power lines. In fact, many crane accidents occur when the crane comes into contact with a power line.  These accidents can result in electrocution, which is often fatal.

Injured In A Kansas City Area Construction Accident?

Have you been injured in a Kansas City area construction accident? If so you need to speak with an experienced construction accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.