On April 23, 2021, the boom of a crawler crane collapsed in Beaumont, Texas, claiming the lives of two men. An eighteen-wheeler accident had occurred along Interstate 10 in the Beaumont area, and the crane was being used to clear heavy machinery dislodged in the accident when the crane’s boom buckled and fell, landing on a Toyota Tundra traveling on the highway below. The boom landed on the Tundra’s cab, instantly killing the two men in the Tundra.
The construction crew in the area indicated to investigators that the boom collapsed due to a malfunction with the crane. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing at this time. The incident is being investigated by both the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration because it involved fatalities. Both Texas and Federal officials describe this incident as “tragic” and hope to have answers for the families of the deceased soon.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed under the same or similar circumstances, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.