22.01.2014

Truck mount overturn in Penang

Three students were stranded on a roof in Georgetown, Malaysia yesterday when a truck mounted lift they were using overturned and the boom coming to rest on the roof of a printing company's premises.

The platform is owned by Sin Kung Movers, which runs a fleet of around 30 mobile cranes and other lifting equipment.
The driver extended the wrong set of outriggers for the job

The students had reportedly operated the lift themselves, while the driver, remained on the ground. The outriggers on the load side were not fully extended. The students climbed onto the roof and waited for the emergency services to rescue them with a ladder.

They were carrying out a survey of a temple located in the back yard of the building as part of their university assignments. Apart from shock, the three were unhurt and the damage was light.
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