West Fargo, North Dakota
A man was seriously injured yesterday when a telehandler fitted with a work platform overturned.
The man Chad Miller, 25, in the platform at the time with a load of roof shingles. According to the local police, the CAT TH360B was working on the three storey apartment block and was being moved, when it ran into soft, uneven ground and flipped over sideways.
The man was thrown from the platform – an open front and sided roof platform – onto another telehandler working alongside, with the platform and shingles clattering down on top of him. Miller, who is apparently employed by Lorz Construction which is carrying out the work, was rushed to hospital with serious arm and leg injuries.
The scene on site after the overturn