Crane Accidents

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Sharonville, Ohio

A man using a boom lift caught fire on Friday after getting too close to overhead power lines in Sharonville, Ohio.

Two men were using an articulated boom lift – a JLG rented from Sunbelt Rentals – to strip and then power wash street lighting poles, prior to painting them, when a fireball erupted from overhead power lines, hitting one of the men in the platform before racing down the pole to earth.

The other man managed to lower the platform, while witnesses of the incident called the emergency services and reported that a man had just exploded. Both men were rushed to a hospital in Cincinnati where the one man was reported to be in critical condition.

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