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Rescue from a mobile crane

A man working on the top of a mobile crane was injured yesterday in Tempe, Arizona, it is not clear if he was rigging or carrying out maintenance work, when something struck his leg and broke it.
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The injured man is lifted down from the crane

The 35 year old had to be rescued by the emergency services who used their fire ladder as a crane to lift him in a stretcher from the top of the mobile and lower him to the ground.


Mark Krajci
Too bad for this young man. Working on the top of a boom or INSIDE the boom can be a dangerous place.
One person should always be working with someone else as well as observing the work at height rules.
Some of the crane designs require technicians/mechanics to go inside the boom to make repairs and in the heat this can also be extremely dangerous!
Think First - Be Safe!

Apr 8, 2011