A boom truck lifting roof trusses on a new housing estate/sub division building site in Forsyth County, North East of Atlanta, Georgia, touched a 115,000 volt transmission line on Wednesday, sending the power down through the crane to earth. But along the way it struck two men working alongside the crane.
Both men were very badly burnt and were airlifted to hospital in Atlanta where they are said to be in a very serious condition. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector visited the site and conducted an investigation. Other construction workers who witnessed the incident were said to be extremely traumatized and were sent home. The crane, a mid sized Manitex working with fully extended four section boom was undamaged.
Category: Accident Report