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Heavy Machinery Accident Attorneys in Orange County

Securing Benefits for Construction Workers in Southern California

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in America, with estimates by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicating that one in ten construction workers are injured on the job every year. A vast majority of these injuries stem from the use of dangerous heavy machinery, such as jackhammers, steamrollers, bulldozers, backhoes, drill presses, cranes, forklifts, dump trucks, excavators, and cranes.

In fact, construction accidents in which a worker gets caught in between or struck by heavy machinery is one of the “fatal four” leading causes of death in the construction industry. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in a machinery accident, our team of Orange County construction accident lawyers at Alvandi Law Group can help you pursue your deserved monetary benefits.

Our firm’s track record of success speaks for itself:

  • More than half a billion dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements
  • Serving injured California workers for more than 15 years
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  • 100% dedication to handling workers’ comp cases

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  • $600,000 Workers' Compensation
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Common Types of Construction Machinery

Construction sites utilize a wide range of machinery and equipment to facilitate various tasks efficiently. Here are some common types of machinery used in construction sites:

  • Excavators
  • Bulldozer
  • Loaders
  • Cranes
  • Dump Trucks
  • Concrete Mixers
  • Compactors
  • Pumps
  • Power Tools

Common Types of Heavy Machinery Accidents

A heavy machinery accident refers to any incident involving large, powerful equipment used in construction, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, or other industries, resulting in injuries, fatalities, property damage, or environmental harm. These accidents can occur due to various factors, including human error, equipment malfunction, inadequate training, poor maintenance, and unsafe working conditions.

Common types of heavy machinery accidents include:

  • Overturns and Rollovers: This occurs when a heavy machine such as a crane, bulldozer, or excavator tips over onto its side or rolls over completely. It can happen due to uneven terrain, overloading, improper operation, or mechanical failure.
  • Caught-In or Caught-Between Accidents: These accidents involve workers getting caught, pinched, or crushed between moving parts of heavy machinery or between the machinery and a stationary object. Examples include getting trapped in conveyor belts, caught between gears, or crushed by collapsing equipment.
  • Struck-By Accidents: Struck-by accidents occur when workers are struck by moving parts, flying debris, or materials ejected from heavy machinery. This can happen during loading and unloading operations, material handling, or when equipment malfunctions.
  • Falls from Heights: Workers operating heavy machinery at elevated heights, such as cranes, aerial lifts, or scaffolding, are at risk of falling. Falls from heights can result in serious injuries or fatalities if proper fall protection measures are not in place.
  • Electrocutions: Heavy machinery operators working near power lines or electrical equipment are at risk of electrocution if they come into contact with live wires or faulty electrical systems. Electrocutions can occur due to equipment malfunction, improper grounding, or failure to follow safety protocols.
  • Entanglements: Entanglement accidents happen when workers' clothing, limbs, or body parts become caught in moving machinery parts such as conveyor belts, gears, or rotating shafts. This can lead to severe injuries, amputations, or fatalities if the machinery is not promptly shut down.
  • Collapse of Structures or Trenches: Construction workers are at risk of being trapped or crushed by the collapse of structures, walls, or trenches during demolition, excavation, or construction activities. Proper shoring, bracing, and trench safety measures are essential to prevent such accidents.
  • Explosions and Fires: Heavy machinery accidents involving explosions or fires can occur due to fuel leaks, electrical faults, overheating, or combustible materials coming into contact with hot surfaces. These accidents pose significant risks to workers' safety and can cause extensive damage to equipment and property.
  • Transportation Accidents: Accidents involving the transportation of heavy machinery, such as collisions with other vehicles, rollovers during loading or unloading, or accidents during transportation on public roads, can result in injuries, fatalities, and damage to equipment.
  • Equipment Failures and Malfunctions: Mechanical failures, defects, or malfunctions in heavy machinery components such as brakes, hydraulics, steering systems, or structural integrity can lead to accidents if not detected and addressed promptly through regular maintenance and inspections.
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Compassionate & Steadfast Legal Support

At Alvandi Law Group, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Irvine have seen time and time again the immense burden a sudden workplace injury can place on a person and their family.

Protecting your wellbeing is of utmost importance, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to make sure you gain access to the financial resources you need to get on the road to recovery. From preparing and filing your claim to negotiating any disputes that should arise surrounding your claim, our attorneys are willing to carry the legal weight on your behalf.

Injured? Schedule a no-cost case review with a practiced Orange County construction accident attorney to get started filing a claim.

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