Construction sites are naturally hazardous worksites due to the heavy, powerful equipment and elevated heights typically involved in construction projects. However, a construction crew can find themselves in additional danger if a crane is not properly working at a work site. Although cranes are useful and even necessary for construction, these machines can cause a devastating amount of damage should they collapse.
If you have been injured by a falling or otherwise malfunctioning crane, you can fight back against the manufacturers responsible for this defective piece of equipment. For a free consultation regarding your injury claim options, contact the experienced St. Louis crane collapse attorneys of the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.
Crane Collapse Injuries
Due to their size, a collapsing crane can create a wide swath of destruction. Falling cranes can trap any workers caught below, injuring them from the weight of the equipment. In addition to the damages created by the crane itself, workers can be injured because of collateral damages, such as fires or explosions caused by the collapse.
The following injuries may be sustained because of a crane collapse:
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Muscle and connective tissue damage
- Serious lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
If collateral damages occur as a result of a crane collapse, a person may also sustain injuries such as burn wounds or exposure to toxic gases.
If you have suffered because of defective equipment, there may be legal action available against the manufacturer. To learn more about your legal rights and options in these situations, contact the tenacious St. Louis crane collapse lawyers of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.