In Downtown Des Moines, the official bird is the "crane"....the amount of hotels & businesses being built downtown is astounding, and wherever you look, you can see the arm of a crane in the distance.
There are incredibly hard-working employees manning those cranes...and putting themselves at tremendous risk each time. When dealing with a job that involves the use of a crane...the utmost caution must be taken.
Shoppers and some employees at a Wal-Mart store had to be evacuated after a crane fell over.
Michael Schmidt, a Battalion Chief with the Corpus Christi Fire Department, says the asphalt gave way under the weight of the crane's outriggers. This caused the crane to tip to the side.
The operator of the crane jumped out as the crane fell over and was taken to the hospital for injuries he sustained. He was listed in stable condition.
Emergency crews evacuated the store. They have cordoned off the area, and they need to bring another crane to upright the downed crane.
Emergency crews say the crane was putting an air conditioning unit on top of the building which construction crews say is a very common practice.
Investigators say they were confused about the incident because it teetered the opposite direction of the wind.
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. Let us fight for you!