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Heavy and Light Equipment Accidents

Workers, customers and the public are at risk of death or for having any part of their body horrifically injured in an accident with heavy and light equipment. Anyone in close proximity to these machines and other structures can be at risk. The causes of accidents involving heavy and light equipment are endless and a thorough investigation of the facts needs to be conducted. The persons and corporations responsible for the design, manufacturing and/or safe operation of this type of equipment simply do not want to invest the time or money into these investigations. They may think that it is more affordable to risk the injury of a worker, customer or public than to make use of certain safety guidelines, protocols and procedures.

A Few Examples of Heavy and Light Equipment

• Construction equipment (building cranes, cement trucks, bulldozers, front-end loaders, boom lifts, and other road construction equipment and material transports)
• Transportation equipment (autos, trucks, buses, airplanes, trains, ships, and steel shipping containers)
• Warehouse management equipment (forklifts, boom lifts, automated racks/stacks, and conveyors)
• Manufacturing & tooling equipment (very broad from robotics to traditional manufacturing equipment including presses, dies, and cutting equipment)
• Elevators
• Utility equipment (power and telecom towers, grids, equipment to construct, and power generation)
• Agricultural equipment (tractors, excavators, combines, soil tillers/graders, and spraying equipment)
• Medical equipment & devices (MRI's, CT's, X-ray, dialysis, robotic surgical devices, defibrillators and pacemakers)
• Consumer motorized goods (motorcycles, dirt bikes, three-wheelers, four wheel off-road vehicles, swamp buggies, boats, motorhomes, and RV's)
• Entertainment (stages, lighting, outdoor venue gear, vehicles, and security related issues)
• Oil & Gas (drilling rigs, platforms, pipe, and pumps)
• Maritime (cruise chips, transport ships, containerized cargo, deck and topsides loading equipment, engines, alternators, props, and gear shafts)
• Municipal, State and Federal roadways (traffic signaling equipment, bridges, autonomous vehicle ‘IoT’ sensors, and monitors)

Types of Injuries Associated with Heavy and Light Equipment Accidents

In addition to death, there are serious types of injuries that can occur including the following:
• Amputated limbs
• Severe burns
• Electric shock
• Eye or face injuries
• Fractured limbs
• Permanent disabilities
• Paralysis and shock
• Anxiety and depression
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Knee and ankle injuries
• Shoulder injuries
• Toxic exposure
• Spinal cord injuries

How Nosich & Ganz Can Help the Injured in an Accident Involving Heavy and Light Equipment

Those injured by heavy or light equipment can seek legal recourse. The attorneys at Nosich & Ganz are available to help those in their time of need. The injured can get in touch with attorneys to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about their legal rights.
Our attorneys will listen to the facts of your case and complete a thorough investigation relevant to your case.


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