Keizer Crane Operator Killed when Beam falls onto Crane’s Cab in NE Portland

Date: February 17, 2015

Location: 301 NE 2nd Avenue

Name: Christopher Pierson

Keizer Crane Operator Killed when Beam falls onto Crane’s Cab in NE Portland

A worker from Keizer died on Tuesday when a metal beam fell and pierced the cab of the crane he was operating.

Christopher Pierson, 40, died of blunt force head trauma.

The accident occurred at 301 NE Second Ave.

Pierson worked at Axis Crane for three years. He was lifting a 35-foot steel beam by its end when the beam detached and sliced into the cab.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Christopher Pierson.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

Slip and Fall:

Example: A store owner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.

Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.

Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.

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About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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