The plaintiff’s husband had been working in a crane as an inspector. Suddenly the crane, which was elevated 100 feet above the ground, collapsed because of a defective universal joint in the boom assembly of the crane, causing the boom assembly to fall to the ground with the plaintiff’s husband still inside.


The plaintiff’s husband died as a result of injuries received from impact. The machine was designed in such a way that the defective parts were not visible to inspectors of the decedent’s employer who examined the crane prior to the accident.[101]

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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