A man died on Monday after the boom lift he was using overturned in Taunton, Massachusetts.
The man, 48, was using a Genie 65 or 85, owned by NES, to inspect a chimney at a school in the town when it appears to have gone over backwards as he boomed up to maximum elevation with a short boom while working on a slope. The man was employed by local contractor Skytline Contracting and Roofing.
OSHA is investigating the incident and confirmed that it had been reported as a fatal construction accident. A wrecker truck was quickly called in to pull the stricken boom lift back on to four wheels and then lift it onto and NES truck.
It looks like a case of operating the machine on an excessive slope with the machine in its least stable configuration.
The machine was quickly uprighted ready for loading