A man was seriously injured in Leicester, UK on Saturday, when he fell around five or six meters from the boom lift he was using, after it was struck by a bus.
Details are scant but the reports we have received claim that the man was operating the boom lift alongside a busy road outside a car showroom when the double deck bus clipped the basket, whipping it round and bouncing the man out of the platform.
This suggests that he was not wearing a harness and lanyard – or the lanyard was not attached.
The scene on Saturday in Leicester
Sadly neither the bus nor the platform look to be too badly damaged, indicating that had he been wearing the relevant safety gear he may well have been unhurt. However we must stress that this has yet to be confirmed. We understand that the injuries the man sustained may be life threatening.
The bus clipped the platform