Genie has issued a safety notice for telescopic boom lifts from multiple years of manufacture. Bolts in the turntable rotation unit of these lifts can become loose, resulting in the separation of the turntable unit from the chassis of the lift. This can result in the machine tipping over, collapsing, or suffering other failure.
Aerial lifts are among the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a construction site. Workers may suffer serious injuries and even death as a result of operator error, product defects, and more.
Patrick Daniel Law is currently investigating aerial lift accidents involving defective Genie telescopic boom lifts. Our attorney represents workers in a variety of industries who have been severely hurt in accidents caused by faulty equipment, as well as the families of those who died in tragic workplace accidents.
Genie has issued multiple safety alerts this year concerning the risks posed by unsecured turntable bolts:
The following machines may suffer a failure as a result of this defect:
The safety notice includes instructions for securing turntable bearing bolts and returning the machine to service. In reality, unfortunately, many companies are likely to disregard these warnings and continue to use the unsafe lifts.
Removing a machine from service to make repairs takes time and costs money. Far too many construction companies are willing to put workers’ lives in jeopardy to save a buck.
If you have been injured or a loved one was seriously hurt or killed in an accident involving a boom lift, you may have more than one claim. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.
Potential claims after an accident with an aerial lift include:
Unfortunately, Texas does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Many employers – especially in the construction industry – take advantage of the lax laws to save money. In the event of an accident, however, this leaves the uninsured employer open to civil liability.
An experienced attorney can review the details of your lift accident and advise you of your options for recovering fair compensation. You may have multiple options for filing a claim.
The safety notice for Genie telescopic boom lifts is just the latest in a long line of issues with aerial lifts in the construction industry. Aerial lift accidents are a major contributor to some of the leading causes of serious injury and death on construction sites, including falls, electrocutions, and more.
If you and your loved ones suffered harm as a result of an aerial lift accident, it is crucial to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side. At Patrick Daniel Law, we are Strategic, Meticulous, and Merciless. Our team thoroughly investigates each case, develops innovative legal strategies, and ruthlessly pursues the results our clients deserve.
Please call Patrick Daniel Law at (713) 999-6666 today for a free case evaluation. Our attorney serves the victims of aerial lift accidents throughout Houston, all of Texas, and nationwide.