Crane Accidents

Worker Trapped in Bucket Hangs on as Truck Burns


Anchorage, Alaska

Trapped by smoke and fire Wednesday afternoon high above Lake Otis Parkway, a wireman working on a streetlight said he considered, in desperation, jumping from his bucket to a light pole to escape.

Joe Grice’s biggest fear was that the fire that engulfed the boom truck below, and surrounded his bucket in thick, black smoke, was going to cause the hydraulics on the boom to fail and send him hurtling toward the pavement, some 50 feet below.

Category: Accident Report


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