Beaumont-Two people are dead after a crane malfunction on I-10 near Smith Road in Jefferson County, Texas. Around 4:30 p.m., a 2013 Toyota pickup truck was traveling westbound on I-10 near Smith Road when a crane malfunctioned and struck the Toyota pickup.
This part of I-10 was under heavy construction. Construction crews in the area were working and operating a heavy crane before it malfunctioned. Construction companies and the crane operators should always follow safety rules to prevent these types of tragedies. The incident remains under investigation.
In 2018, The Ferguson Law Firm secured a $4.8M settlement following a crane truck accident case.
Unfortunately, these fatal crane incidents continue to occur. The construction company and the crane operators should be following industry standards to prevent these type of tragedies.
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