Crane Collapse Caused Death of Crane Operator

A crane operator recently died at a construction site while working to rebuild the Garden Ridge on I-45 and Highway 242 in the Woodlands. According to the reports, the crane was lifting a wall piece for a new store when the crane collapsed pinning the operator in the cab under the weight of the crane. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the cause of the death of this worker and the safety of the worksite.

Incidents such as this have occurred all too often in recent years, and while crane companies have been pushed to be held more accountable for the safety of their cranes, it appears that more efforts need to be accomplished in this area.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone (713) 222-7211.