Crane accidents — like the one on March 15, 2008, that rained death and destruction down on the Upper East Side of Manhattan killing seven people including six construction workers — should never happen if workers are properly trained, and sufficient care is taken to insure that the equipment is in good working order and safe to operate.
But, the unvarnished truth is that despite efforts by the City of New York to institute tougher standards and tougher regulations to protect workers who operate these giant machines, when cranes are not correctly operated, or maintained properly by their owners, accidents happen that can result in serious injury and death.
If you have been injured, or if a loved one has been injured or killed in a crane accident, we urge you to contact the New York crane accident lawyers at Raphaelson & Levine. At the crane accident law firm of Raphaelson & Levine, we pursue maximum compensation for clients who have been injured in all types of construction accidents, including those caused by cranes. The compensation we obtain for victims of these accidents helps pay for necessary medical treatments and other expenses, especially if the injured party is unable to return to work.
The New York City construction accident attorneys at Raphaelson and Levine are presently working on a crane accident case from 2006 involving a crane being operated by Tishman Construction company. In that case, a crane collapsed, crushing a motor vehicle that had passengers in it at the time of the accident.