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Another Man Electrocuted

05/22/15
Man Executed 6-5-2015 11-00-27 AM

Prairieville, Louisiana A man was electrocuted in Prairieville, Louisiana yesterday after he came into contact with overhead power lines while working from a vehicle mounted aerial work platform. The man, Courtney Jones, 38, an employee of Cable Works, was using a weighted rope to string new cable through trees alongside Read More

Another Arborist Fatality

05/19/15
Arborist Fatality 5-22-2015 1-57-18 PM

Enterprise, Alabama A man cutting trees from the platform of a bucket truck, in Enterprise, Alabama, died last week, after a falling tree limb struck the lift’s boom, breaking it off from the base section and causing it to drop to the ground. The man was working from the articulated Read More

Fatal Fall in Texas

05/18/15
Fatal Fall TX 5-22-2015 1-42-26 PM

Devine, Texas A man died last week after falling around 30 meters from the platform of a boom truck, while installing a large restaurant sign. The man, Elias Contreras, 33, was an experienced sign worker, who is said to have had a fear of heights, even though his job involved Read More

Boom Overturns

05/5/15
Boom Overturns 5-8-2015 10-15-43 AM

Monsey, New York A boom lift overturned in Monsey, New York on Sunday evening, injuring and stranding the operator in the elevated platform.                                                   The overturned Read More

Fatal Telehandler Overturn

05/3/15
Fatal Overturn 5-8-2015 9-51-21 AM

Groningen in the Netherlands A man died and 11 others were injured at a vintage car rally in Oosterwolde – between Zwolle and Groningen in the Netherlands – on Saturday, when a Roto telehandler, fitted with a large work platform tipped forward while giving a group of children and adults Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-20-2015 4-26-00 PM

 Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

Florida Electrocution

03/11/15
Florida Electrocution 3-11-2015 9-51-32 AM

Merritt Island, Florida A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida. The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line Read More

Amazing Escape

03/9/15
Amazing  Escape 3-11-2015 9-54-31 AM

Hackensack, New Jersey A man was unhurt last week after the platform of his aerial lift touched an overhead power line and caught fire in Hackensack, New Jersey.                                       The rescue underway Read More

Dropped Load Proves Fatal

03/4/15
Dropped Load 3-6-2015 2-13-15 PM

Tromsø, Norway A man waiting in a partially lowered platform was killed on Monday when a crane dropped a heavy concrete panel on him at a building site in Tromsø, Norway The 19 ton lift shaft panel dropped around 12 meters, following some sort of sling or rigging failure. The Read More

Lucky Escape for One

02/20/15
Lucky Escape 2-20-2015 2-57-30 PM

 Superior, Wisconsin Two men were thrown from the platforms of the boom lifts they were working from, when an old bridge crane collapsed in Superior, Wisconsin, Yesterday. The two men, both demolition workers, were up around 23 meters preparing stress points on the crane to ensure it collapsed properly when Read More

Truck Mount Incident

02/19/15
Truck Mount 2-20-2015 3-03-17 PM

Hamburg, Germany A man was injured last week when the platform of a truck mounted lift dropped around three to four meters to the ground in Hamburg.                                 The scene after the operator was taken Read More

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