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Truck With Attached Crane at Florida Mall Maintenance Job Flips


Fort Lauderdale, Florida A routine roof maintenance job at The Galleria mall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., took an unexpected turn Tuesday when a truck with a 100-foot lift flipped over, injuring a 77-year-old worker and blocking two lanes of traffic, authorities said. The unidentified worker, who was operating the boom Read More

Mayor’s Employee Electrocuted


Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia An employee of the Saipan Mayor’s Office died after being electrocuted yesterday morning when a boom truck he was operating touched a high voltage primary line behind the Santa Soledad Church in Kagman. Jeffrey Nakatsukasa Maratita, 37, fell to the ground as the boom truck Read More

Brothers Injured in 30-foot Fall From Crane Bucket


Hutchinson, Kansas Two brothers were injured Thursday when a crane bucket they were in tipped as they were working on a communications tower east of Hutchinson, dumping them to the ground. Troy Lee, 38, and Kenny Lee, 36, both of Midlothian, Texas, were in the bucket attached to an unmanned Read More

Tree Service Operator Dies in Springvale


 Springvale, Maine A 28-year-old Lyman man died Thursday when a boom truck he was in tipped over and he catapulted into a tree. Sanford Police Maj. Gordon Littlefield says Toby Stockwell, who operated the T & M Tree Service, was removing tree limbs in the Woodvale Court area around 11:15 a.m. Read More

Mobile Crane Topples


Lemoore, California A boom truck belonging to Utilities and Communications Construction Incorporated lies on its side in the parking lot at 100 Vine St.

Worker Trapped in Bucket Hangs on as Truck Burns


Anchorage, Alaska Trapped by smoke and fire Wednesday afternoon high above Lake Otis Parkway, a wireman working on a streetlight said he considered, in desperation, jumping from his bucket to a light pole to escape. Joe Grice’s biggest fear was that the fire that engulfed the boom truck below, and Read More

Utility Worker Fatally Shocked by Power Lines in Sw Houston


Houston, Texas Twenty-six-year-old James Stinson was working on a sign at a The Excel Motor Cars dealership along the Southwest Freeway near the Beltway. Firefighters say he was using a cherry picker to get to the top when it got too close. “He made contact with the power lines, and the worker Read More

Boom Truck Spills Diesel, Hydraulic Fluid Near Lake


Howard Lake, Minnesota The accident occurred at about 5:20 a.m., when driver Jonathan Walters, 31, of Buffalo, going southbound, attempted to pass under the bridge, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s report. The clearance at the bridge is labeled as being 11 feet, seven inches. Walters indicated that the crane Read More

Waite’s Electric Boom-Truck Got Caught Up in Electrical Wires


Summerville, PE, Canada More information lost due to broken links.

Solid Waste Authority Probing Death of Worker


Jamaica  The circumstances under which Cevis Linton, 52, fell from a crane truck on Wednesday morning and died, is being investigated by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).

OSHA Cites Weymouth, Mass., Employer in Waltham Tipover Death, Stresses Need for Proper Worker Training to Prevent Similar Deaths


Waltham, Massachusetts Brite Lite Electrical Co., Inc., of Weymouth, Mass., has been cited for four alleged serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and faces $14,700 in fines following the Nov. 24 death of Dennis O’Neil of Tewksbury, Mass. O’Neill was working in the bucket of an aerial Read More

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