Scissor lift fall

A man was seriously injured after falling from a scissor lift at a YMCA location in Wichita Falls, Texas, yesterday.

A local report said that the man had fallen around 10 metres as the platform appeared to overturn. He was rushed to hospital with a number of broken a number of bones. The man was working on the construction of a new sports hall being built at the centre. A number of Rough Terrain and slab scissor lifts were on site, along with a couple of boom lifts and telehandlers.
The job site a few weeks ago, not the best practice use of a boom lift

Brandon Brown of the YMCA issued a statement that said: “First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the gentleman that was injured. At this time, we are looking into the accident and what might have been the cause. Safety is our number one priority, and it will continue to be our focus as our capital project continues forward. We are thankful to the first responders for their quick response and outstanding care.”


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