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Aerial Lift Overturns in Australia

10/11/12

Two men were injured after their aerial lift overturned somewhere between Casino and Lismore – they were working at a height of around eight metres. They were both harnessed in and injuries are said to be limited to leg and back injuries, which while serious are not thought to be life Read More

Miami Tree Trimmer Electrocuted Inside Bucket Truck

10/9/12

Miami, Florida A tree trimmer was electrocuted Monday in Miami while on the job. The worker died in the raised basket of a truck after he reportedly came into contact with power lines near a home in the 1500 block of Northwest 30th Avenue. Miami Fire Rescue had to wait Read More

Window Cleaners Saved

10/9/12
window cleaners saved

Abu Dhabi, UAE Two window cleaners had to be rescued after the motor failed on a suspended scaffold which was working on the 15th floor of a building in Abu Dhabi on Monday evening. Local police and the Civil Defence were able to bring the men down with the use Read More

Harnesses Save Workers Lives

06/20/12
Workers Saved by Harness

Calgary, Canada Two men were saved by their harnesses after one side of a suspended platform collapsed while they were working on a 20 storey building in Calgary, Canada earlier this week. The two were inspecting tiles on the side of the Elveden Centre on 7th Avenue Southwest when it Read More

Fatal Truck Mount Collapse in Glasgow

06/20/12
crane collapse glasgow 2012

Glasgow, Scotland One man is dead and another seriously injured after the boom of a truck mounted lift buckled in Glasgow Scotland. Details of what happened are sketchy, as it occurred less than two hours ago, but we understand that the two were working from a 43 metre Bizzochi lift Read More

Fatal Fall in Essex

06/17/12

Pebmarsh, Essex A utility worker fell from an aerial lift he was using while working on a farm in Pebmarsh, Essex, last Thursday. The man, said to be in his early 50s, was carrying out planned engineering work for UK Power Networks when he somehow managed to fall from the Read More

Lucky Escape for Boom Lift Operator

05/14/12
Man Thrown from Boom Lift Norway 2012

Jessheim, Norway A 21 year old man operating a boom lift at a site in near Oslo airport in Norway yesterday, was thrown from the platform, but escaped with minor injuries. The boom lift had, we understand become stuck on soft ground on the edge of an excavation at the Read More

Raccoon Township Man Dies After Touching Power Line

05/10/12

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania EDGEWORTH — A Raccoon Township man died after being shocked by a power line Wednesday while trimming a tree in Edgeworth. Chester Sipes, 47, was working in a D.L.S. Tree Service bucket truck about 1:55 p.m. in the front yard of 411 Chestnut Road, across the street from Read More

Fatal Boom Lift Incident in Spain

05/8/12
Crane Overturns & Kills Operator Spain 2012

Spain A self-propelled boom lift overturned on Monday at a construction site in Avilés, northern Spain killing the operator, 27 year old construction worker Gonzalo Fuente López. López was painting metal elements on the facade of a new building with a fully extended Haulotte HA260PX 4×4 articulated boom, we understand Read More

Man Injured Loading Boom

05/7/12
Operator Falls in Crane Accident Pennsylvania 2012

Ephrata, Pennsylvania A man was seriously injured yesterday while loading a large boom lift in Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The man was loading a Terex (Marklift) telescopic boom onto a low loader when it appears to have slipped off the side and rolled, the operator/driver has either been thrown from Read More

5 Dead in Henan – Operator Unlicensed

03/22/12

Henan At a highway site in Henan 5 workers died when a scaffolding fell in activity involving an allegedly unlicensed crane operator.

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