A 62 year-old construction worker suffered a fatal accident after falling from an aerial lift while working at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, an amusement park in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Reports state that at the time of the accident, the decedent was on an aerial lift performing work on a Ferris wheel at the amusement park. The worker’s employer was subcontracted to work at Gillian’s. The accident occurred on Monday around 10:30 a.m. and is still under investigation.
Aerial lifts—including boom lifts, scissor lifts and vertical mast lifts—are increasingly popular at construction sites and in other workplaces. Yet about 30 construction workers die each year in accidents involving aerial lifts, and an estimated 150 more are injured. Given the sheer size and weight of these giant pieces of equipment, the injuries are often catastrophic.
Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C. has successfully represented victims of all of the most common types of aerial lift accidents, including:
- Aerial lift falls
- Aerial lift tipover or collapse
- Aerial lift contact with overhead power lines
- Aerial lift operator entrapment, where the lift operator is crushed in the operator basket
- Worker falling from a lift after it is struck by other equipment
SMB has secured numerous multi-million verdicts and settlements for our clients, including:
◈ $4,200,000 – Settlement for a worker crushed by a boom lift
◈ $3,400,000 – Settlement for the operator of a scissor lift that tipped over
◈ $9,000.000 – Electric Shock Case
◈ $5,500,000 – Scaffold Accident Suit
◈ $4,200,000 – Pipefitter Injured on Aerial Lift While Welding I-Beam
◈ $3,000,000 – Aerial Lift Accident
◈ $2,400,000 – Worker Who Fell from Defective Lift
◈ $1,350,000 – Aerial Bucket Truck’s Cable Snaps, Causes Worker Injuries
If you have been injured, or a family member has been injured or killed, in an aerial or scissor lift accident, SMB is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve.