Fatal boom lift incident

Fatal boom lift incident

12. September 2017

One man has died, while another was seriously injured yesterday after the boom lift they were using overturned at a high school football stadium in Jasper, Indiana.

The two men worked for Hulsman Electric, and were using the boom lift to install lights at the Jerry Brewery Alumni Stadium. They had apparently completed their work and were bringing the boom down when the machine overturned, throwing them to the ground from a height of around 12 metres. 

Earl Hulsman, 62, died from his injuries shortly after arriving at hopsital, while his colleague Kurt Brescher, 60, was badly injured and remains in hospital, his injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

We have not seen anything that confirms the coroner’s statement that this was a boom lift, and have no photos or information that might help shed some light on the cause of the overturn. SOURCE: Vertikal.net


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