Construction sites have long been the most dangerous of workplaces. Injury accidents and on-the-job fatalities are so prevalent that one out of every five workplace deaths took place on a construction site. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in fact, has named the construction industry’s most frequent incidents the “Fatal Four,” which account for nearly two-thirds of construction worker deaths. If you have lost a loved one to a construction accident that involved heavy equipment, speak with a product liability lawyer as soon as possible.
OSHA’s fatal four includes:
Falls — 38.8 percent of construction fatalities in 2015
Struck by object – 9.6 percent
Electrocutions – 8.6 percent
Caught-in/between – 7.2 percent
Because there is no specific category for accidents involving heavy machinery, these accidents can be classified as either struck by an object, caught-in or between an object, or even as electrocution. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident involving construction equipment, call a Burg Simpson product liability attorney at 602-777-7000 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form now.
Heavy construction equipment falls into one of four broad categories:
- Earth Moving Equipment
- Dump trucks
- Construction Vehicles
- Material Handling Equipment
- Construction Equipment
- Concrete mixers
- Road rollers
If defective construction equipment caused an accident that left you seriously injured, you could have grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Talk to a defective product lawyer quickly by calling Burg Simpson Arizona at 602-777-7000.
According to a Journal of Safety Research study published in 2006, “heavy equipment operators and construction laborers made up 63 percent of the heavy equipment- and truck-related deaths.” Additionally, backhoes and trucks were involved in about half of these fatalities, while rollovers were cited as the primary cause of death of heavy equipment operators.
Accidents involving heavy construction equipment can cause:
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one because of defective or dangerous construction equipment, contact a Phoenix product liability attorney immediately by calling 602-777-7000.
An Arizona Product Liability Attorney Can Help
Burg Simpson’s Arizona office has handled thousands of product liability cases over the last 40 years, and our experienced product liability law firm has the resources to take your case, no matter how complex. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a dangerous or defective piece of construction equipment, call us today. We will work with you to go over the details of your case and advise you on your best options moving forward. So reach out to an Arizona product liability lawyer before it is too late. Call Burg Simpson in Phoenix at 602-777-7000 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form now so that we can begin work on your case.