Monday, May 12, 2014
Reader says scissor lift need not have fallen over
Submitted by Robert McRae, Safety Expert, Mission BC/ Voice file photo
was saddened to see the read " freak accident" in regards to the self propelled work platform tipping over on Thursday afternoon at O'Conner Chrysler.
This was no freak accident. I have been teaching operator safety for well over 15 years. Once WorksafeBC finishes their investigation, this is pretty much what will be found... it's very simple.
The unit was left
raised with banner attached to the railing a wind blew and the
banner caught the wind like a sail creating a side force of more
than the manufactures allowable limits causing the already unstable
unit to be blown over and sadly injuring two innocent pedestrians.
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