JLG Accident at Tinker Air Force Base

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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Hoisting and Rigging, Heavy Equipment, Fall Protection

On June 10, 2013, at Tinker Air Force, a worker was involved in a serious event when a grating gave away under the weight of the JLG equipment he was operating. This should be an eye opener to the need to identify and properly mitigate hazards in the workplace.

Some of these photos are a little shocking but they bring home the point, that wearing a harness and properly tying off while working in any lift basket can save your life.

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