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Double fatality in Florida

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by stock, Sep 11, 2012.

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    Two men working from a self-propelled boom lift were electrocuted after they inadvertently touched a power line in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday.

    The two, Juan Bocanegra, 37, and Dustin Manning, 30, were planning to remove fascia mouldings/boards damaged by woodpeckers at a beach condominium but they raised the boom directly into the power lines.


    The scene on Friday following the unfortunate incident

    The emergency services had to wait for Florida Power and Light to turn off the power before they could assist. Bocanegra was employed by J Baller Construction, while Manning was working for Cutting Edge Moldings. The two were using one of two JLG 600S on site, supplied by Sunbelt Rentals.


    One of two machines that were on site

    OSHA is investigating the incident.