A 3.5 tonne truck mounted lift overturned in the village of Chantraine near Epinal, south of Nancy in central France yesterday.
The platform was marked by with the decals of roofing company Vosges Toitures and had been working on an old house from the street. Local reports indicate that the operator was thrown out of the platform and suffered a blow to the head, which was causing some pain, however he remained conscious and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
We do not know if the man was wearing a harness or whether he was alone in the platform. As to what caused the overturn is hard to say, it does not look like a ground related issue, which leaves overloading, we were unable to see if the platform was also carrying roofing tiles or not. The emergency services propped the machine up to prevent it moving, while they organised the recovery.
We will update this item if and when we learn more.