In order to view all images, please register and log in. This will also allow you to comment on our stories and have the option to receive our email alerts. Click here to register

Aerial lift fatality

We have received news of a fatal incident with an aerial work platform in St Helens, UK, on Friday.

Firm details are scarce, the Merseyside fire and rescue service was first on the scene and said that a man had died following an incident with a ‘cherry picker’.

A police statement followed a little later, saying: “Merseyside Police can confirm that a 31 year old man was injured on Friday, November 8th in an incident at an industrial premises in St Helens and that he has subsequently died.”

"The emergency services were called to the premises on Merton Street at around 4.15pm, following reports that a man had been injured at the site. He was later pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. An investigation into the circumstances of his death is being carried out by detectives and the Health and Safety Executive.”

"The man’s next of kin have been informed and a police family liaison officer is providing them with support at this difficult time."

While we have not been able to confirm 100 percent that the incident did involve an aerial work platform, all the information we have received does indicate that it was.
We will update this item as and when we learn more.


The incident did indeed involve an aerial work platform, we understand that it was a 2006 Niftylift boom, and that it was badly maintained and should not have been put into service before several serious faults were re[paird. The deceased has also been named as Uldis Senkans, 30, whjo was working on a new building at the CEW recycling centre for his employer steel erector and building company RM Gibbons who also owned the boom lift.


I have mentioned before, some people ought to be downright ashamed of themselves and their actions on their responses to some articles on this site. I hope you're right and they just don't understand how to use the feature. We could be meeting and mixing with these people every day.
Camaraderie? Calamity, more like.
RIP to a 31 year old man and thoughts and condolences to his family and friends.

Nov 14, 2019

The fact that the comment made by Sherm has several thumbs down, shows me that people do not know how to use this feature.

Nov 12, 2019

Sad, another WAH worker died. May he Rest In Peace and his family be consoled and comforted.

Nov 12, 2019