Crane Accidents

Truck Strikes Platform – Proves Fatal


Pike Township, Ohio

A man working on a traffic light was badly injured yesterday when his platform was struck by a passing truck in Pike Township, Ohio,

The man, Paul Vaughn, 46, of Thompson Electric, had only just set up his truck mounted lift, at the intersection and telescoped his platform out to the light when a large articulated truck travelling below clipped the platform.

Vaughn was wearing a harness and remained in the platform, but suffered severe abdominal injuries from the impact. We have now received the news that he has died in hospital after losing the fight for survival.

The police reports are limited while the investigation into what happened continues, but they have said that the truck was in the correct traffic lane and that speed was not a factor. The truck driver, 61, was unharmed.

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