Crane Accidents

Crushing Incident in Illinois


Wilmington, Illinois

A man died on Friday after he was crushed between the basket of the boom lift he was using and an overhead beam on a job site in Wilmington, Illinois.

A co-worked noticed that something was wrong around noon, and found Patrick Wilda, 33, unconscious in the lift he had been working from. The local police said that the lift had been extended against the roof beam.

Co-workers managed to lower the platform to the ground and performed CPR on him until the emergency service arrived. He was then rush to hospital and pronounced dead later in the day.

Wilda was employed by Area Erectors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident along with the local and state police.

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