Industrial ship cranes and derricks are used to move large objects around a ship or dock. They are essential for loading and unloading cargo, and are also used for maintenance and repair work. These cranes can be operated by one person, or they can be operated by a crew of workers.
There are many types of industrial ship cranes. Some of the most common are the boom crane, the gantry crane, the jib crane, the mast crane, and the bucket lift. Each type of crane has its own unique set of hazards that must be considered when working with them. For example, a boom crane can reach up to 120 feet in the air, which means that it can reach high places where people might be working. A gantry crane typically has several arm lengths that can reach up to 200 feet in height, which means that it can reach difficult-to-reach places. A jib crane is similar to a boom crane in that it has a tall tower on one side, but its tower can pivot so that it can reach areas that a boom crane cannot. A mast crane has a large metal arm that extends out from the side of the ship, which makes it ideal for reaching high places or moving heavy objects. And finally, a bucket lift is used to move objects that are too heavy for humans to carry.
Injuries caused by ship cranes can range from minor to life-threatening. Most injuries occur when the crane falls or collides with other vessels or equipment; causing serious damage and even death. There are many reasons for ship crane accidents, ranging from operator error to faulty equipment. Collisions can happen when the arm falls off the side of the ship, into another vessel, or even into the dock, or derrick causing major destruction to people and equipment nearby.
If you have been injured by a ship crane or derrick, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer can help you navigate the legal system and get the compensation you deserve.