The Township of Edison recently joined 18 other New Jersey municipalities in passing a safe crane ordinance with a goal to promote safe and experienced crane operation. Crane operators may routinely lift HVAC units and other equipment that weighs many tons, and it is essential for the safety of the public and the work crew that crane operators are licensed and well-trained.
A permit is required in New Jersey when either homeowners or contractors perform minor home repairs, but there is no such requirement for operating a crane. Contractors are not required by the state to inform municipalities when they will be bringing in a crane, and the existing laws are very loosely enforced, even though the safety risks may be very high. The safe crane ordinances that have been passed in various towns throughout New Jersey will protect towns, residents, and workers, lessening or eliminating property damage, injuries, and fatalities. It is believed that common-sense crane safety laws will make construction in New Jersey safer for everyone.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, please call the New Jersey construction accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP at 732-777-0100, or contact us online for a free consultation. Our offices are centrally located in Red Bank, Toms River, and Edison, New Jersey, and we serve clients throughout the state.