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Lift truck crashes into building

An aerial-lift truck crashed into a commercial building February 26, 2024, in Wendell, Idaho. The driver of the truck, a 51-year-old man from Jerome, Idaho, experienced a medical emergency and was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the truck did not require hospitalization, according to a report.

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Tree trimmer injured in fall

The operator of a truck-mounted aerial lift was injured after he was knocked out of the lift’s bucket when the truck was hit by a car December 21, 2023, in Clovis, California, near Fresno. The tree worker was transported to the hospital and was listed in critical condition. The driver of the car also ended […]

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Worker trapped, injured under tracked lift

A tree worker was injured October 4, 2023, in Colleton County, South Carolina, when he became trapped under a 16,000-pound compact lift. The tree crew was working in a wooded area with a steep embankment when the equipment fell on top of the worker. Photos of the incident indicate that the boom of the tracked […]

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Man injured by power line

A man was injured when the top of a tree he was cutting struck him and pushed him into a power line August 18, 2023, in Ammon, Idaho. He was trapped between the treetop and the trunk, and his harness, chain saw and safety lanyard became tangled, keeping him trapped. Officials believed his injuries were […]

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