New York Crane Accident & Injury Prevention Lawyer

Serious injuries can occur if cranes are not inspected or used properly on the construction site. Often, crane injuries happen after a worker is hit by an overhead load or caught within the crane's swing radius. Many deaths from crane accidents occur after the boom of a crane or its load line hit an overhead power line.

How to Prevent Crane Accident Injuries

  • Inspect crane controls before use
  • Check wire rope, hooks and chains for any damage
  • Be informed of the load weight before using a crane
  • Make sure the load weight does not exceed the maximum intended weight
  • Do not move a load over employees
  • Check rigging before use
  • Lift the load several inches to check balance and brakes
  • Barricade accessible areas within the crane's swing radius
  • Maintain a safe distance from electrical wires