Excavators can be an essential piece of equipment on many construction sites. In fact without them there would be a variety of jobs that would be very difficult to complete. In some cases people might be struggling to get things done without one or more excavators to help them. Thankfully the vast majority of those who are involved in using excavators use them efficiently and for the jobs they are intended to help with. Dangerous excavator activity is rare and can potentially lead to a dangerous outcome.
Unfortunately there have been some rare instances where people have found themselves in situations where they have ended up with injuries that could easily have been prevented. When accidents occur and an investigation ensues, it could potentially lead to an outcome that allows for compensation to be paid to the injured person. It is this type of case Accident Advice Helpline can assist with.
What does dangerous excavator activity mean?
In this instance it could potentially mean someone messing about on an excavator, regardless of whether or not they actually know how to use one. The temptation can be too great at times and if someone decides not to resist that temptation, it can have a profound effect on someone who might be injured as a result. In another situation it is possible for an excavator to be used to do jobs that are unsuitable for it. Excavators are designed for specific purposes and if someone decides to try and use one for another task it could potentially lead to problems occurring.
Injuries that are caused in such situations that could and should have been prevented could lead to a court case. If negligence is proven it can potentially mean a case for compensation with regard to someone’s injuries is much easier to successfully complete.
Staying safe when working with equipment
All manner of equipment can potentially be dangerous if it is not used properly. This holds true for excavators just as it does for everything else. Clearly there is a need to ensure only trained personnel use excavators and that they are only used in the proper manner at all times.
If you have been involved in an accident and you’ve sustained injuries in the last three years you believe could well have been entirely preventable, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown