Aberdeen, South Dakota
A man died and another was seriously injured when a bucket truck overturned in Aberdeen, South Dakota last Friday.
The lift was working on overhead lights in the car park of a Wal-Mart store at a height of around six meters, with the lower boom at a shallow angle when the truck, which was not stabilized, went over backwards.
The knuckle at the top of the lower boom hit the ground and caused a catapult effect which ejected the two men, working from separate fiberglass buckets.
The lift went over backwards
Michael Fogel, died from his injuries while his colleague is in a serious condition, but is said to be stable following surgery. Both men are employees of Swanson Electric, which had rented the boom truck in from Cunningham Electric.