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Fatal Fall for Arborist

Fatal Fall 2-20-2015 3-17-19 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man trimming trees from around power lines near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fell to his death yesterday. The man, Charles Shahan, 48, who was working for Davey Tree, was carrying out the work from a bucket truck, using a pole mounted saw in Versailles, to the south east of Read More

Crushing Incident in Illinois


Wilmington, Illinois A man died on Friday after he was crushed between the basket of the boom lift he was using and an overhead beam on a job site in Wilmington, Illinois. A co-worked noticed that something was wrong around noon, and found Patrick Wilda, 33, unconscious in the lift Read More

Bridge Bashing Flips Van

Bridge Bash 2-8-2015 6-35-48 PM

Bradford, Yorkshire, UK A van mounted aerial lift flipped onto its side after hitting a bridge yesterday in Bradford, Yorkshire, UK. We have very little information on what happened, apart from the fact that as the van mount tried to pass under the bridge it struck it and flipped over. Read More

Fatal Platform Incident in UK


 Felixstowe, UK What at first seemed like a road accident, involving an aerial lift in Felixstowe, UK, may actually have been a work accident. Details are scarce, but local news reports claim that Douglas Skinner, 67, fell from the platform after a collision with a truck on Friday and died Read More

Fork and Pallet Goes Wrong

Fork and Pallett Wrong 1-30-2015 3-52-45 PM

Hamden, Connecticut A prime example of how dangerous using a forklift and pallet can be occurred on Thursday, in Hamden, Connecticut, when three men fell around six meters and ended up in hospital with serious injuries. The three, all related, were working on the roof for an Atlanta-based contractor, and Read More

Man Ejected from Platform

Man Ejected 1-9-2015 4-01-22 PM r1

Richmond, Virginia The owner of a tree and landscaping company was ejected from the lift he was using on Monday in Richmond, Virginia. Mike Witt, 43, was trimming a tree from his bucket truck at a height of around five meters, he cut the top section off the tree and Read More

Another Electrocution


Arcata, Northern California A man aged 64 was electrocuted in Arcata, Northern California, yesterday, when he took the platform he was working from too close to a set of overhead power lines. The emergency services were called to the scene at a lumber mill owned and operated by Sierra Pacific Read More

Telecom Man Shocked

Man Shocked 12-19-2014 12-06-08 PM

Tuscarora Township,  Pennsylvania A man is in hospital today in Pennsylvania after he came in to contact with an overhead power line last night. The man was installing a high speed data line from a the platform of a ‘bucket truck’ near Tuscarora Township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania when his head Read More

Marriage Proposal Goes Wrong

Marriage Gone Wrong12-19-2014 12-18-55 PM

IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands A man proposing to his girlfriend from a man-basket in the town of IJsselstein, just south of Utrecht in the Netherlands, was lucky to escape with his life earlier today when the crane and man basket overturned as he approached her bedroom Read More

Training Platform Overturns

Training Platform 12-5-2014 1-12-05 PM

Clarkesville, Georgia A bucket truck used for training linesmen at North Georgia Technical College overturned yesterday near Clarkesville, Georgia. The aerial lift was being driven on the road by a student with the training instructor riding in the passenger seat. The vehicle was also towing a trailer at the time Read More

Fatal Boom Loading

Fatal Boom Loading 12-5-2014 12-50-01 PM

 Natal, Brazil A man died earlier this month in Natal, Brazil, after a boom lift slipped off the side of a trailer, while loading it. Details on the incident are limited, however it appears Joaquim Carneiro Bastos Neto, 48, was loading the JLG boom lift on to a truck at Read More

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