cranes & access Kran & Bühne Vertikal Days
Afi Resale
Liebherr UK Training
Lifterz Teupen
AODI Electronic Control Ltd
IPS Banner
Access Link
JLG Ground Support
Ommelift
Hunan Runshare Heavy Industry
Welton Media
Platinum Batteries
Samoter
Collett & Sons Ltd
LiftEx 2016
Vertikal.net > News > Story
E-mail this page to a colleague Print this page
Bronto Skylift

Boom lift tips

April 11, 2007 | Comments (0)

A man was injured yesterday afternoon in Maryland Street, Morgantown, Pennsylvania when the boom lift he was using tipped over backwards.

The basket landed on a parked car causing serious damage but possibly broke the manís fall.

The operatorís legs were pinned between the guardrail and the car
roof breaking both legs. It took the emergency services over an hour to free him.

It took crews more than a half an hour to free the man from the basket.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the lift, a Genie S40 to tip. The boom was fully retracted and fully raised when the lift tipped over backwards. No details were available on how steep the street is.

Vertikal Comment

Such accidents are extremely rare and usually caused by operator error, such as driving the machine in its least stable position on an excessive slope and then hitting a pothole or jamming the brakes on to create additional dynamic forces.

Even then boom lifts such as this are still very forgiving, hopefully the precise details of what happened will be released in order for the industry to be able to use the findings as examples in its training programmes.
Snorkel

Comments

Only registered users are able to add comments. Log in or register now

There are no comments.

MOST WIDELY READ NEWS

WORLD TIME

Access Platforms
C.M.C Lift
Height for Hire
CTE
Custom Brakes & Hydraulics
TVH
Nifty Lift
JMS Plant Hire
Kimberly Rentals Group
DingLi
Palfinger Asia
Imer Group
KATO
Vertimac
Planet Platforms

Click here to order your free access catalogue

Top Service Ltd - Specialist Credit Reference Agent

News Now

Mobile Website© 2001-2015 Vertikal Press Website developed by zephir.ch
Holland Lift / Hovago
Weiter ...