This book contains data and statistics about fatal and non-fatal construction accidents, OSHA Rules and Regulations, Life/Safety Codes, as well as discussions of actual investigations of construction accident cases. In addition to injuries that are caused by the human factor, many accidents in construction are caused by material failure, machine failure and/or operator errors. A large proportion of these accidents can be categorized as "Crane Failures," "Shoring Failures," "Sheathing Trench Wall Failures," etc. Litigation caused by a third party construction industry accident appears on court dockets in every Judicial district throughout the country. The purpose of this book is to inform attorneys, engineers and contractors what causes accidents in the construction industry; what identifiable factors influence construction accidents; why is the third party involved; is the accident really the third party's fault; how is a construction industry accident properly investigated; how can construction accidents be prevented; how to prepare the engineering for construction accident litigation; how to use demonstrative exhibits in the preparation for trial; and actual trial cases are reviewed and commented on.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 30040
    Tucson, AZ  United States  85751-0040
  • Authors:
    • Zemsky, C
  • Publication Date: 1996-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 400 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1996 12:00AM