VIDEO: This guy being catapulted by a boom lift is why you should always wear a harness
Wayne Grayson | June 9, 2014

No. 4 Video in 2014

boom lift launch

There’s a reason things like safety guidelines, personal protective equipment and harnesses exist: even mundane tasks like moving a boom lift one hundred feet or so can result in a serious injury. This guy has opted to forego wearing a harness to move a boom into position. Problem is, the lift has to hop off about a foot or two of concrete before it can move any further. When the front wheels came down, he should have considered that hop a warning shot. Instead, he continues on and what was a pretty easy task turns into being catapulted into a 10- or 15-foot fall. Considering how high he’s launched, he’s lucky to be alive. Always put on the harness.

There are no comments

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *