Calvin "Jake" Jacobs was going about his day just doing his job when, suddenly, a rubber-tired gantry crane struck him and took his life. My heartfelt condolences go out to Calvin's friends and family.
This industrial accident occurred at the State Ports Authority located in North Charleston, South Carolina (SC) according to the Post and Courier.
Numerous questions need to be answered regarding this crane accident - Who was operating the crane? Was the crane being operated properly? Did the Port Authority fail to provide adequate safety gear or precaution to Calvin while on the premise?
As an injury lawyer who works for a firm that represents people hurt in industrial accidents, I understand how dangerous certain work environments can be. A Port Authority definitely possesses inherent dangers due to the volume of machinery and technical equipment at work.
Crane accidents aren't relegated to South Carolina (SC). A man was killed in Henry County, Virginia (VA) after the crane he was operating plunged into a lake. In 2008, over 400 industrial accidents were reported and over 200 people died as a result.
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