Houston shock incident

A man received a serious electric shock while working from a boom lift in Pearland, on the south side of Houston, Texas yesterday.

The man was working from the platform of a 45ft JLG articulated boom lift and passing directly under an overhead power line when he got too close. He was rushed to hospital by Life Flight, and we understand that his condition remains critical, but that has not been fully confirmed.

The following video shows the scene shortly after the incident occurred.


I hope the operator recovers.To those who are involved with using access platforms and for whatever reason are unsure about working near overhead power lines please read IPAFS guidance below -


Oct 12, 2022