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Tree Man Electrocuted

08/21/13
Man Electrocuted 8-23-2013 1-36-11 PM

Holliston, Massachusetts A man working from an aerial lift died yesterday in Holliston, near Boston, Massachusetts after he touched overhead power lines The man, Ryan Hopkins, 26, was working for local company Ahronian Landscape & Design, where he had worked for 10 years, and was using a Niftylift TD120-T/TD34T tracked Read More

08/19/13

A man who received an electric shock while working from an aerial lift in Newfoundland was saved by his harness The incident occurred yesterday in Carbonear, while the man, 55, was painting the outside of a tire store, he apparently backed into overhead power lines received a shock and was Read More

Saved By His Harness

08/16/13
Saved by Harness 8-16-2013 11-07-45 AM

Longmeadow, Massachusetts A man pruning trees owes his life to the fact that he was wearing a harness with short lanyard while working from a spider type boom lift. The man was catapulted out of the lift – a 24 meter CMC spider lift – he was using on Wednesday Read More

Two Ladies Stuck in the Trailer Mounted Lift

08/9/13
Stuck in Lift Netherlands 8-23-2013 12-48-09 PM

Vlaardingen, Netherlands Two women had to be rescued earlier this month from a trailer mounted lift in Vlaardingen, near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.                                               Help arrives to rescue Read More

Man Injured When Crane Tips at St. Clair Shores Marina

07/26/13
Man Ingured Crane Topples in Marina 8-2-2013 1-12-50 PM

St Clair Shores Marina,  Lake Michigan ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WJBK) – A crane operator was able to escape severe injury after his machine tipped over at a St. Clair Shores marina. The accident happed at the Island Harbor Marina along Jefferson Ave., just north of 9 Mile Road Friday Read More

Stranded in Bath

07/23/13
Stranded in Bath 7-26-2013 1-58-43 PM

Bath, New York Two men had to be rescued from a boom lift in Bath, New York on Friday, after their aerial lift failed. The incident occurred at Machuga Contracting in the town, when owner Rick Machuga and an unnamed photographer became stranded after taking an aerial view of the Read More

Austrian Tower Crane Rescue

07/22/13
Tower Crane Rescue Austria 7-26-2013 1-44-57 PM

Graz, Austria A 40-year-old crane operator had to be rescued from a tower crane around 35 meters in the air last Wednesday in Graz, Austria. The man apparently complained of extreme chest pains and informed his colleagues that he needed to come down from the crane, but he was unable Read More

Man Shocked by Power Line While Working in Cherry Picker

07/22/13
Man Shocked in Tulsa 7-26-2013 2-32-13 PM

Tulsa, Oklahoma A 24-year-old man was taken to St. John Medical Center in serious condition Sunday after accidentally brushing up against a power line, Tulsa Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Kellie Bruer said. Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Tom Gillespie said the man was in a cherry picker about 25-30 feet Read More

Spider Lift Rescue in Scotland

05/31/13
Spider LIft Rescue 6-7-2013 11-37-20 AM

Aberdeen, Scotland A man had a lucky escape from a spider lift yesterday in Aberdeen, Scotland after the machine tilted over due to one of the outriggers raising. The machine, a  Hinowa belonging to Height for Hire (The UK one, which is unrelated to Height for Hire in the Ireland) Read More

Crane Collapse Two Workers Killed

03/1/13

New York, NY Rescue lights illuminate the scene of Friday’s crane collapse. Two construction workers were killed when a crane snapped and smashed into an apartment building.                               For the second time in 11 weeks, a Read More

Crane topples in Haddonfield; tree trimmer injured

02/7/13

Haddonfield, A crane overturned in Haddonfield while lifting a large section of a tree that had been cut from its trunk. The tree trimmer suffered a fractured leg and the crane operator was trapped for more than an hour.                       Read More

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