A man using an aerial work platform died yesterday after moving the platform too close to the overhead power lines he was working under, in a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas.
The man Michael Young, 48, was working from the platform of a JLG telescopic boom lift rented from the local branch of Duke Rentals, and was said by police to have been carrying out contract work painting the building of a new car wash at a site in the Prairie Village area of the city when the incident occurred. He was declared dead at the scene.
OSHA has been informed of the incident.
The following is a report from the local news station
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