Crane Accidents

Tree Fells Platform

07/23/14

Crossett, Arkansas

A man has been seriously injured after falling from an aerial lift while cutting a tree in Crossett, Arkansas last week.

The man Mitch West, 50, owner of  Top Branch Tree Service was taking the top off of a larger tree, when it went the wrong way and struck the platform he was working from – an Altec over-center device the company owns – with such force that it detached the fiberglass bucket from the boom causing him to fall around six meters to the ground.

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The platform on an earlier job

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