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Cherry pickers are also called man lifts, boom lifts, basket cranes, hydraladder, orchard picker and worker lift. It is important that employers use their good sense when having workers get up on the cherry picker as high winds, poor maintenance, rushed setup and lack of proper training can all lead to boom lift accidents. The cherry picker can now be found in many industries including construction, remodeling, decorating, gyms, fixing power lines, window cleaners, sign installers, fire trucks (when they have snorkels instead of a ladder), churches, painters, tree cutters, miners, those who fix or decorate high ceilings and windows, and elsewhere. Be sure to have your employer let you read through the safety manual before you use a cherry picker.
Cherry pickers are large machines that have a bucket, platform or aerial workstation at the end of a hydraulic lift. They can be anchored to trucks (in the case of many utility company’s cherry pickers) or as a separate machine known as a self-moving platform or a stand-alone trailer. The worker in the bucket usually has a set of controls to go along with the controls that can be on the ground level. Other products that are similar to cherry pickers include the Genie boom lifts, Genie scissor lifts, articulating booms, track mounted booms, telescopic booms, van mounted booms, pick-up mounted booms, aerial work platforms, material lifts, and truck mounted booms.
Most cherry picker injuries are from falling off of or being thrown out of the platform or the bucket. There have also been instances of being crushed by the cherry picker or boom of cherry picker tilt-up incidients. Some other possible injuries from cherry picker accidents include head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, aches or muscle strains from poor posture, brain injury, electrocution, construction injury, wrongful death, and much more. Please call us if you are not getting the medical treatment that you need for you or your family member’s cherry picker fall or injury as we may be able to help you.
The personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have helped people who have been injured from cherry picker and hydraulic boom accidents for over three decades. We have the needed experience to assist you in winning and getting the maximum compensation for your injury under the law. This is true for workers’ compensation, third party injury cases, product defect cases or personal injury cases. Call us today at (888) 516-8530 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. You will not have to pay us until and unless we win your case and we can come to you at your home or hospital room.