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Fire at Height

08/24/15
Fire 8-28-2015 3-43-45 PM

Sharonville, Ohio A man using a boom lift caught fire on Friday after getting too close to overhead power lines in Sharonville, Ohio. Two men were using an articulated boom lift – a JLG rented from Sunbelt Rentals – to strip and then power wash street lighting poles, prior to Read More

Man Flipped from Platform

08/18/15
Man Flipped 8-21-2015 1-05-38 PM

Ellisville, Missouri A linesman is in serious condition after falling around five meters from a bucket truck after it was clipped by a passing truck yesterday. The man was working on overhead power lines over a road near Ellisville, Missouri, when a tractor trailer tried to pass underneath and struck Read More

Russian Electrocution

08/6/15
Russian Electrocusion 8-7-2015 1-43-09 PM

Krasnoyarsk, Russia The driver/operator of a loader crane burnt to death after his boom contacted high tension overhead power lines in Krasnoyarsk, central Russia, late last month. The man had been unloading building materials for a block of flats when he raised the straight telescopic boom firmly into the power Read More

Shocked Tree Trimmer

08/3/15
Shocked Tree Trimmer 8-7-2015 1-29-45 PM

Vineland, New Jersey A man trimming trees from the platform of an aerial lift was badly injured on Friday after he came into contact with overhead power lines, in Vineland, New Jersey. The man, 78, slumped over the side of the platform after getting too close to the wires, the Read More

Loader Crane Fatality

07/20/15
Loader FAtality 7-24-2015 2-10-23 PM

Chichester, West Sussex in the UK A man died on Saturday after the boom of his loader crane contacted overhead power lines near Chichester, West Sussex in the UK. The man, Alfie Mathews, 34, owner of ASM Driveways, Treeworks and Landscaping was collecting hay in a field with his young Read More

Telehandler Electrocution

06/30/15
Telehandler 7-2-2015 1-33-18 PM

 Columbus, Ohio Two men suffered severe electric shocks yesterday, when the telehandler they were working with came into contact with high-voltage power lines on an industrial park in Columbus, Ohio. Three employees of D.L. Industrial were using the telehandler to relocate an air handling unit at the factory of Rightway Read More

Another Man Electrocuted

05/22/15
Man Executed 6-5-2015 11-00-27 AM

Prairieville, Louisiana A man was electrocuted in Prairieville, Louisiana yesterday after he came into contact with overhead power lines while working from a vehicle mounted aerial work platform. The man, Courtney Jones, 38, an employee of Cable Works, was using a weighted rope to string new cable through trees alongside Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-20-2015 4-26-00 PM

 Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-11-2015 9-51-32 AM

Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

Amazing Escape

03/9/15
Amazing  Escape 3-11-2015 9-54-31 AM

Hackensack, New Jersey A man was unhurt last week after the platform of his aerial lift touched an overhead power line and caught fire in Hackensack, New Jersey.                                       The rescue underway Read More

Loader Crane Thief Electrocuted

11/14/14
Loader Thief11-19-2014 3-16-19 PM

Sydney, Australia A man who is believed to have stolen a truck and loader crane was found electrocuted early this morning in Marsden Park, Sydney, Australia. The police were informed of an abandoned truck, when they checked it out they noticed that the boom was in contact with some live Read More

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