A man was badly injured yesterday when the boom lift he was loading, or unloading, came off the side of the trailer in the Ermington suburb of Sydney, Australia.
He had driven the 86ft Manitou 280TJ telescopic, from the Coates Hire fleet, to the centre of the trailer when it went off the side. He had to be rescued from the basket by the emergency services.
A spokesman for the New South Wales ambulance service said that the man was in his 40s and was treated at the scene for a broken leg and a head wound along with neck and back pain. He was taken to hospital and is reportedly in a stable condition.
The local police are investigating along with WorkSafe New South Wales.