Defective Harness & Lanyard Lawyers
Fighting for Workers Injured by Defective Fall Protection
According to federal statistics, at least two people will die today from falling from a height. One of the greatest challenges facing multiple industries today is how to protect workers from serious or deadly falls. The latest figures from federal sources show that the number of workers dying in work accidents is increasing annually, and falling is a larger percentage of those deaths every year. In 2011, falling was 14% of work fatalities with 681 accidents. In 2017, falling was 17% of work fatalities in 887 accidents. That's a 30% increase in falling deaths.
Workers at risk for a deadly fall include the following:
- Cell phone tower workers
- Utility pole workers
- Construction workers
- Building maintenance workers
- Extraction or mining workers
- Oil rig workers
Fall protection is more important than ever, and manufacturers are rushing to fulfill the needs of construction companies, utility companies, phone companies, and more. That's a good thing, but only if fall protection equipment works. Workers put their lives in the hands of harness and lanyard manufacturers so there is absolutely no room for failure. If workers put their trust in a broken harness, it could mean the end of their life.
Industry-leading manufacturing companies include the following:
- 3M (aka Capital Safety, DB Industries, or Protecta)
If you or a loved one was harmed in a fall due to failed fall protection equipment, speak with Arnold & Itkin today. Our attorneys have won billions of dollars for our clients by holding large companies accountable for the harm they cause. When workers need an advocate, they turn to us to fight for the resources they need to rebuild their lives.
Call (888) 493-1629 or contact our defective harness lawyers online for a free consultation.