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In the U.S. there are about three fatal construction injuries each day, and hundreds of non-fatal injuries serious enough to require medical attention and missed work. The construction, farm and mining industries are particularly challenging in protecting workers’ safety and health.

Heavy equipment like bulldozers, cranes, backhoes and other machines can be the subjects of accidents when employers fail to properly design a construction site, fail to maintain equipment, fail to train workers on safety and machine operation and machines are defective.

Construction projects and mining sites are a source of many workplace injuries each year, and crane and bulldozer accidents account for severe work safety violations.

Common OSHA violations may include failing to provide protective gear, removal of safety barriers, poorly ventilating work spaces, overworking employees, not providing fall protection, and failing to train workers on construction site hazards.

A contractor and project manager must ensure that operators of large machinery such as bulldozers are fully trained and licensed, the equipment has been properly maintained, and the work environment and conditions are safe.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Workplace Injury Lawyer with experience representing plaintiffs following construction site injuries and bulldozer accidents.

The Lyon Firm works with OSHA experts, construction engineers, and vocational experts to investigate and determine whether poor management, safety violations, worker negligence or defective equipment caused an injury.

Bulldozer Accidents & Occupational Injuries

Common injuries suffered from bulldozer accidents include the following:

Heavy Equipment & Bulldozer Accidents

Bulldozers are massive machines capable of causing severe injuries when not operated properly, or have defects that prohibit the safe operation of the vehicle.

Employers and construction site managers have a duty to protect workers, and should accidents occur, they may be held liable for injuries that result. No accident is intentional, though certain negligent events leading to accidents on work sites can warrant legal action.

Heavy machinery and bulldozers can strike workers, catch their clothing and lead to severe trauma and death. Construction equipment accidents occur as a result of defective power tools, cranes, bulldozers, or other malfunctioning equipment. It is important to preserve evidence of safety defects following an accident involving any the following:

  • Cranes
  • Forklifts
  • Skid steers
  • Boom trucks
  • Bulldozers
  • Heavy Trucks
  • Power tools
  • Welding tools
  • Ladders and scaffolding

Causes of Bulldozer Accidents


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Why are these cases important?

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.


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Questions about Industrial Accident Cases

What are the types of Industrial Accident Cases?

Equipment rollovers and falls are the main causes of injury and death in industry. For workers on foot, being struck by heavy equipment or trucks are major causes of death.

Vehicle and forklift overturns are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities. Each year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents.

Falls on the job are no less fatal. In the United States each year, over 500 workers die as a result of falls from elevations.

Other preventable events include the following:

What is an Arc Flash Injury?

Arc flash accidents are an electrical occurrence when an electrical current deviates from its designated path and travels to another conductor. If a worker is hit by an arc flash or is even near one, they are likely to suffer severe electrical injury.

Anything from dropping a tool to faulty wiring can cause an arc flash accident. Poorly maintained materials or electrical systems can lead to arc flash incidents. An electric shock, burns, fires and damage is likely following an arc flash. Employers are urged to protect workers from arc flash injury, with the following prevention methods:

  • De-energize electrical circuits while working
  • Use proper insulation and guarding
  • Provide workers with work barricades
  • Install adequate ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Provide workers with personal safety equipment
  • Place warning labels regarding arc flash hazards
Can product liability be included in industrial accident litigation?

Each year, industrial accidents generate millions in settlements and verdicts for victims. Product liability issues cannot be discounted. In many past incidents, industrial equipment has been found to be inherently flawed. If machinery is found to have a faulty design or missing safety components, victims and their attorneys can file suit against large industrial manufacturers.

The legal options will depend on what caused the industrial accident and injury. Industrial accident injuries are usually permanent and should be addressed by a lawyer qualified in complex personal injury matters. Mr. Lyon has successfully litigated numerous industrial injury cases and obtained settlements for workers, over and beyond their workers comp.

Why should I hire The Lyon Firm?

Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Industrial Accident Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Industrial accident lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury.  Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury,  automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence casesThe cases have involved successfully litigating against some of  the largest companies in the world.