Operator electrocuted

A crane operator died yesterday when the boom of his crane contacted overhead power lines in Palm Bay, to the south of Orlando in Florida.

The crane, a Grove truck crane was working on a new construction when it seem form the photos we have been sent that the boom came down onto the power lines causing a fire which looks to have burnt out the superstructure. We don’t know if the operator tried to remain in the cab which can be a safe place, or climbed out – possibly due to the intensity of the fire.

We will of course update this item as we learn more. In the meantime the local TV news clip below shows more detail.