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Suspended Platform Collapse


Houston, Texas A man was seriously injured today after the suspended platform he was working from plummeted to the ground, possibly striking a boom lift on the way down. The local fire department was also called in to rescue two men – also working on the building – from a Read More

Virginia Bucket Truck Fatality

Fatal Bucket 9-18-2015 2-00-23 PM

Augusta County, Virginia A man died on Saturday after falling around 20 meters after the bucket was sheared off the boom by a cable.                                                     Read More

65 Deaths in Tower Crane Collapse

Tower Collapse 9-11-2015 2-54-44 PM

Saudi Arabia A luffing jib tower crane has collapsed onto the Grand Mosque – the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, according to the Saudi Arabia Civil Defence Force.    The report says that 65 worshipers have died and 154 have been injured in the incident. The crane is almost certainly one Read More

Leaving the Platform Proves Fatal

Fatal Platform 9-11-2015 2-42-25 PM

Exeter, Devon, UK Two UK companies have been found a total of £435,000 following a fatal fall when a man climbed out of a boom lift to carry out a job. The incident, occurred in Exeter, Devon, in November 2011, when glazing specialist London Fenestration Trades, working for contractor Sir Read More

Twin Fatality from Suspended Platform

Twin Fatality 9-4-2015 1-50-05 PM

 Limerick, Ireland Two men died on Saturday after a man basket suspended from a loader crane dropped into the river in Limerick, Ireland. Three men working for an unnamed sub-contractor were carrying out repairs to the Thomond Bridge from a man basket slung from the hook of a Palfinger articulated Read More

Tree Man Catapulted

Man Catapulted 9-4-2015 1-40-41 PM

West Fargo, North Dakota A tree worker was catapulted out of his platform on Thursday in West Fargo, North Dakota while trying to lift a log.                                                 Read More

Man Flipped from Platform

Man Flipped 8-21-2015 1-05-38 PM

Ellisville, Missouri A linesman is in serious condition after falling around five meters from a bucket truck after it was clipped by a passing truck yesterday. The man was working on overhead power lines over a road near Ellisville, Missouri, when a tractor trailer tried to pass underneath and struck Read More

Bucket Truck Fall

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

Ironworker Hurt After Falling Some 40 Feet

Pic 7-31-2015 9-39-40 AM

Logan International Airport, Massachusetts A 53-year-old ironworker was critically injured Friday morning at Logan International Airport when he fell some 40 feet to the ground after a 32-ton concrete panel he was trying to secure fell from a crane hoisting it to the third floor of a parking garage under construction. Read More

Fatal Fall in San Jose

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

Another Arborist Fatality

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

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