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Painter Injured in Overturning Boom

10/2/15
Injury 10-2-2015 2-48-31 PM

Allentown, Pennsylvania A man painting the underside of a bridge carrying the Interstate 78 highway in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was badly injured yesterday when he managed to overturn the boom lift he was working from. The boom lift, a JLG 800 series, tipped over backwards with the man falling around 12 Read More

Telehandler Overturn

09/30/15
Telehandler OT 10-2-2015 2-33-53 PM

Wrexham, North Wales A telehandler overturned on Monday at a job site in Wrexham, North Wales while lifting a large steel beam. The telehandler, a mid-range JCB was working on the steel work of a new office block for the Unite Union in the town center. The boom was fully Read More

Virginia Bucket Truck Fatality

09/14/15
Fatal Bucket 9-18-2015 2-00-23 PM

Augusta County, Virginia A man died on Saturday after falling around 20 meters after the bucket was sheared off the boom by a cable.                                                     Read More

Electrical Subcontractor Electrocuted

09/10/15
Electrocuted 9-11-2015 2-48-57 PM

Tampa, Florida A man working with a subcontractor for Tampa Electric Company in Florida was electrocuted yesterday after touching a live overhead power line while working from a bucket truck. The man was working for SPE Utility Contractors which was contracted to carry out maintenance work in the suburb of Read More

Leaving the Platform Proves Fatal

09/8/15
Fatal Platform 9-11-2015 2-42-25 PM

Exeter, Devon, UK Two UK companies have been found a total of £435,000 following a fatal fall when a man climbed out of a boom lift to carry out a job. The incident, occurred in Exeter, Devon, in November 2011, when glazing specialist London Fenestration Trades, working for contractor Sir Read More

Tree Man Catapulted

08/31/15
Man Catapulted 9-4-2015 1-40-41 PM

West Fargo, North Dakota A tree worker was catapulted out of his platform on Thursday in West Fargo, North Dakota while trying to lift a log.                                                 Read More

Fatal Underbridge Inspection

08/27/15
Fatal Under Bridge 8-28-2015 4-04-34 PM

 West Hartford, Connecticut A man died yesterday in West Hartford, Connecticut as he slewed his platform over the barrier of the bridge.  The truck and the man, William Shook, 43, were left hanging precariously over the edge of the bridge on I-84. According to a Department of Transportation spokesman, Shook Read More

Fire at Height

08/24/15
Fire 8-28-2015 3-43-45 PM

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 Read More

Fatal Boom Overturn

08/19/15
Fatal Boom 8-21-2015 1-12-24 PM

Taunton, Massachusetts 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 Read More

Man Flipped from Platform

08/18/15
Man Flipped 8-21-2015 1-05-38 PM

Ellisville, Missouri A linesman is in serious condition after falling around five meters from a bucket truck after it was clipped by a passing truck yesterday. The man was working on overhead power lines over a road near Ellisville, Missouri, when a tractor trailer tried to pass underneath and struck Read More

Boom Lift Fire

08/12/15
Boom Lift Fire 8-14-2015 2-07-17 PM

Wales, Australia A boom lift caught fire yesterday in the town of Casino in North East New South Wales, Australia. Two men had just started to go up in the platform to check out the floodlights at a sports field in the town, when they noticed what they described as Read More

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