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Heavy equipment: Safety protocol and training are vital

In our previous post, we discussed the story of a young man who was killed in a crane accident at the Jefferson Energy Terminal. That man's story was a tragic one that has affected many people. It also brings up the importance of proper crane safety procedures.

Cranes, as well as other heavy equipment, can be deadly weapons or death traps if they aren't used properly. Simple operator errors or lax operator training can lead to fatal accidents. The same is true if loads aren't properly loaded or if the equipment isn't properly maintained. In all of these cases, workers can be seriously injured or die because established safety protocol or training protocol wasn't followed.

We know that heavy equipment is vital for many industries. The need for these machines isn't going to go away in the near future. With that in mind, it is vital for all companies to ensure that this heavy equipment is used in a safe manner so that workers and visitors to the worksite can go home to their loved ones at the end of the day. No worker should be involved in an accident that is caused by a factor that could have been prevented.

Heavy equipment accidents are often associated with considerable medical bills and lost wages. If the victim is injured, the healing process can often be excruciating. If the victim dies, the family is left to pick up the pieces. We can help victims who are injured and the family members of those who are killed in these accidents seek the compensation they deserve for the effects of the accident.

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