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Plymouth Resident Makes Miraculous Recovery Following Crane Collapse at Bridge Construction Site

Written by: Previant Law Firm

On July 5, 2012, while working at the U.S. Highway 41 bridge project, Martin de Ridder’s crane collapsed as he and another crane operator were maneuvering a 52-ton concrete girder. Martin survived the collapse — his coworker was not so lucky. Milwaukee construction accident attorneys know that injuries as extensive as de Ridder’s may require months or even years of medical treatments and rehabilitation, usually at tremendous expense.

Construction-site accidents are unfortunately among the more common types of workplace injuries. A combination of unpredictable weather conditions, use of heavy tools and machinery, and work performed at dangerous heights all make this type of work more dangerous for construction-site employees. Even if construction-site workers take all required precautions, any number of accidents may still occur. You should consult with a construction accident attorney in Milwaukee if you have been injured in any of the following types of construction accidents:

  • Machinery failures
  • Falling objects
  • Structural or equipment collapse
  • Uncovered holes or ditches
  • Roof collapses
  • Construction vehicle accidents

If you are injured on a construction job, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries — including pain and suffering — from the responsible party. The construction accident attorneys at The Previant Law Firm, S.C. will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident to identify the responsible party and hold them accountable. Contact us to schedule your initial case consultation today.

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