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Fatal Boom Incident


Noblesville, Indiana A man died last Thursday after he was crushed between a platform and overhead catwalk at a foundry in Noblesville, Indiana. The man, Anthony J. Brock, 21, was working from a telescopic boom lift, to repair a leak inside the plant when he became trapped between the guardrail Read More

Stuck Against the Wall

Stuck 11-19-2014 3-29-38 PM

 Windsor, Ontario, Canada A man working from a boom lift at the Hiram Walker distillery in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, had to be rescued, by the emergency services yesterday, after he became stuck by allowing the platform to press against the wall of the building, possibly activating an interlock, or simply Read More

Fatal Boom Failure

Fatal Boom Error 11-19-2014 2-54-53 PM

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man died in an incident with a vehicle mounted aerial lift near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yesterday. The man,Paul Reese, 54, an employee of American Tree Service, of Wexford, Pennsylvania, was trimming trees from a truck mounted lift at a cemetery in Zelienople – North of Pittsburgh – when Read More

Telehander Overturn

Telehandler Overturn 11-5-2014 2-17-40 PM

Norwich, UK A telehandler overturned yesterday at a building site in Norwich, UK The machine, a standard JCB fixed frame model, had most of its boom extended and was operating with its stabilizers retracted, and seems to have been working on a slope at the time. The boom came to Read More

Man Ejected from Platform

Man Ejected from Platform 10-24-2014 1-11-11 PM

Toronto, Canada A man had to be rescued from the top of a high sided truck after he was ejected from the platform of a bucket truck in Toronto, Canada yesterday. The man, Sheldon Chai, is said to be in his 40’s and is apparently an employee of the City Read More

Overturning Telehandler Traps Man


Wellington, Somerset in the UK A man’s leg was trapped under an overturned telehandler on Saturday, near Wellington, Somerset in the UK. The man, 65, was trapped with his ankle and foot under the cab of the machine. The emergency services used cutting equipment and jacks to free him. He Read More

Fatal Bucket Truck Tall

Fatal Bucket Fall10-12-2014 12-06-04 PM

Ogden, Pennsylvania A man working from a utility truck fell around 10 meters to his death yesterday in Ogden, to the south of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. He was said to be working on or close to a power line at the time, but so far hard facts are in short supply. Read More

Fatal Fall for Arborist


Liberty, Texas An arborist died on Friday after he fell from the bucket truck he was working from on route 90 in Liberty, Texas. Tree trimmer Christopher Hunt was working for Sorrells Tree Service at the time and was bounced out of the platform, however details are scant and at Read More

Fatal Telehandler Overturn

Fatal Telehandler Incident10-1-2014 2-59-31 PM

Edmond, Oklahoma Two men died and one was seriously injured on Friday when a telehandler and work platform overturned in Edmond, Oklahoma.                                             The telehandler was not equipped with Read More

Fatal Power Line Contact


Wichita, Kansas A man was electrocuted yesterday after he came into contact with a 7,200 volt power line while using a bucket truck in Kansas. The incident occurred in the town of Pratt to the west of Wichita, while 58 year old Eric Notter, owner of Notter Tree Trimming Services, Read More

Death Wish Injury

Death Wish Injury 9-19-2014 10-08-05 AM

Phuket, Thailand A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in Kamala, Phuket, Thailand after he received an electric shock while installing an internet cable among overhead power lines using a form of access that would certainly have qualified for our Death Wish series.               Read More

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