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The Top Fifteen Causes of Shipyard Crane Accidents: Who Is Responsible For Your Injury

Why Do Shipyard Crane Accidents Occur?

Shipyard workers are considered to have very dangerous jobs.  One of the biggest dangers in Louisiana shipyards is the risk of crane accidents.  Crane accidents in shipyards occur for several reasons:

  • Dropped loads or falling objects
  • Falls from the crane or rigging
  • Being crushed between equipment or objects
  • Accidents when transporting the crane
  • Contact with electricity
  • Rigging failures
  • Crane is overloaded
  • The load is unbalanced
  • The crane operator is distracted
  • Equipment defects and malfunctions
  • Inadequate equipment maintenance
  • Poorly designed equipment
  • Overturned cranes
  • Improper assembly or dismantling of a crane
  • Lack of safety procedures at a jobsite

Who Is Responsible For A Louisiana Crane Accident Injury?

Liability for a shipyard crane accident may belong to several parties.  Responsibility depends on the cause of the accident. However, almost all shipyard crane accidents can be prevented with proper training and proper safety procedures.  If you have been injured or lost a loved one to a shipyard crane accident, a maritime injury attorney can help determine who is responsible for the injury and can help you get compensation under the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act(LHWCA).

To discuss your accident with a maritime injury attorney in Louisiana, contact The Young Firm at 866-703-2590.

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