A crane collapsed while loading equipment onto a work boat, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement report. On Tuesday, August 16, 2011, the boom hoist cable failed, killing one worker on the site in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform, owned by Energy Resource Technology, is now the site of an investigation. Officials are trying find out what caused the failure and confirm all the details of the collapse.
Crane accidents like this and other offshore platform deaths can be prevented by following the safety precautions for operating machinery. Offshore facilities and the companies that operate them have high safety standards set in place to limit the risk of fatalities. The lawyers at Schechter, Shaffer, and Harris have represented clients involved in crane accidents in their more than 100 years combined experience.
The maritime lawyers at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers represent persons injured in crane accident cases and families of victims of crane accidents.