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Crane Operators and Construction Workers Must Be Protected

When dealing with a job that involves the use of a crane...the utmost caution must be taken. 

from FloridaToday.com

A crane truck tipped over on the Pineda Causeway near Interstate 95 Tuesday morning, injuring one person and blocking traffic for a couple hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A worker standing on the back of the truck as it fell over was transported to Viera Hospital. The injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

The accident was reported around 10 a.m. Tuesday on the east side of the Pineda Causeway. The crane truck was being used to remove concrete slabs from the overpass.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the crane attempted to rotate with one of the slabs when it tipped over toward the right. The truck overturned on the right side, injuring the worker.

The employee is "lucky" to only have suffered a few injuries. We've seen many crane accidents that result in much more severe injuries...including death.

If an unfortunate incident should happen, we at Loney & Schueller are ready and able to help.

Dealing with a work-related injury creates an abundance of physical, mental, and emotional stress. Let us help ease that stress by ensuring you get the proper compensation that you've rightfully deserved.

Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. We will hear your claim, go over your rights with you, and together, we will find the appropriate course of action to be taken. We have over 30 years of combined experience in the workers' compensation field, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you!

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