Discovery of Crack in Crane Shows Law at Work, Says New York Construction Accident Lawyer


New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the discovery of a crack in a newly erected crane at the World Trade Center site. The crack was discovered by crane engineers during a required crane inspection.

"Laws that promote safety and prevent construction accidents are working in New York," construction accident lawyer Perecman said.

The cracks in the crane must be repaired before the crane can be used in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site.

“The cracks in a crane were discovered before anyone was hurt or injured in a New York construction accident and that’s the way the law should work,” said New York construction accident lawyer Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s construction accident law firms.

Cranes are one of the most relied upon pieces of heavy equipment on a construction site. Statistics available to New York construction accident lawyers show that approximately 30% of all construction deaths and injuries on construction sites are caused by crane accidents.

OSHA requires that cranes be inspected regularly and any flaw or imperfections must be fixed or replaced. Cranes must be inspected thoroughly by a certified crane inspector after being assembled or modified. To prevent construction accidents, OSHA also requires inspection of crane equipment during periods of continuous and severe usage, extreme weather conditions and following a dormant use period of three months or longer. If crane equipment poses a safety hazard, it must be taken out of operation and repaired before any work continues.

“Machinery and equipment must be inspected prior to each use and during use, to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Everything from the hook, sheaves, boom and even tires on the crane must be closely examined,” explained Perecman, the former head New York construction accident lawyer for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and a lecturer on construction accident law.

David Perecman and his team of New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured in construction accidents. If the causes of a crane accident are avoidable, a victim of the construction accident, or his or her family, can obtain financial compensation for the crane accident injuries or construction site death.

Construction workers who have been injured in a construction accident in New York should contact a New York construction accident lawyer to make sure they are getting maximum compensation for construction for their loss and injuries.

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