Last summer, a 21-year-old worker was killed in a Macon crane accident, after the arm of the crane snapped and pinned him against a trailer.
Then just recently, crews at an Atlanta sewage plant suffered a scare when a crane collapsed in the midst of their work day. Thankfully, no one was hurt in that incident.
Our Atlanta workers' compensation lawyers know that these incidents are far too frequent, and both occurred years after the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued updated rules for crane operator safety requirements. First ordered in 2010, the new requirements were supposed to take full effect by the end of this year.