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Bucket Truck Fall

08/10/15
Bucket Truck Fall 8-14-2015 1-37-51 PM

 Boca Raton, Florida A man is said to have fallen from a utility truck in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday, while working on a building. The man was apparently working on a building in the city when he is reported to have fallen from the platform, although the only photo Read More

Shocked Tree Trimmer

08/3/15
Shocked Tree Trimmer 8-7-2015 1-29-45 PM

Vineland, New Jersey A man trimming trees from the platform of an aerial lift was badly injured on Friday after he came into contact with overhead power lines, in Vineland, New Jersey. The man, 78, slumped over the side of the platform after getting too close to the wires, the Read More

Telehandler Electrocution

06/30/15
Telehandler 7-2-2015 1-33-18 PM

 Columbus, Ohio Two men suffered severe electric shocks yesterday, when the telehandler they were working with came into contact with high-voltage power lines on an industrial park in Columbus, Ohio. Three employees of D.L. Industrial were using the telehandler to relocate an air handling unit at the factory of Rightway Read More

Truck Strikes Platform – Proves Fatal

06/30/15

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 Read More

Fatal Fall in San Jose

06/25/15
Fatal Fall 6-26-2015 10-34-22 AM

 San Jose, California A man died after falling from the bucket of an aerial lift in San Jose, California, yesterday while converting street lighting units to LED. He appears to have been working at a height of around four to five meters or so. The man was employed by the Read More

Man Falls from Platform

06/17/15
Platform Fall 6-18-2015 10-57-28 AM

Jackson, Tennessee A linesman fell from the platform of the bucket truck he was working from in Jackson, Tennessee yesterday. So far no details of how he managed to fall out of the platform have been given, however it seems that the man’s injuries are not life threatening. Clearly he Read More

Fire in the Platform

06/12/15
Fire in Platform 6-15-2015 1-43-05 PM

 Anderson, South Carolina A man was trapped on the top of a large sign on Wednesday, in Anderson, South Carolina after the bucket type platform he was working in caught fire. Then man, Kevin Putman, 44, was working on the sign outside of a Dominos Pizza location, and using a Read More

Bucket Truck Drops Tree Trimmer

06/4/15
Bucket Drops Trimmer 6-5-2015 1-29-08 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man was seriously injured yesterday after a lift cylinder on a truck mounted lift failed, dropping the bucket to the ground. The man, Joe Henry, 41, was working from a 2006 Altec lift in the Springdale area of Pittsburgh when the rod on the main lift cylinder Read More

Overturning Boom Truck Hits Lift

06/4/15
Boom Truck Overturn 6-5-2015 1-23-02 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting a tree in East Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, overturned yesterday injuring a man in a bucket truck. The boom truck, owned by Arader Tree Service, was apparently supporting a large tree limb while the man in the bucket truck was cutting it free, the crane Read More

Platform Hit by Truck

06/3/15
Platform Hit 6-5-2015 11-56-14 AM

 Hartford, Connecticut A man was taken to hospital yesterday after the platform he was working from was hit by a large articulated truck yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred on Interstate 91 near Rocky Hill just south of Hartford, Connecticut. The platform, a 13 meter Utem Skytel mounted on a pick Read More

Fatal Tree Incident

05/29/15
Fatal Tree 6-5-2015 11-13-28 AM

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania A man died yesterday and another is in hospital in a critical condition after the top boom of a bucket truck came down suddenly while trimming trees in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Yesterday. The deceased, Michael Shaud, 53, an employee of Shull’s Tree Trimming of Middletown, Pennsylvania, was Read More

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