Fatal telehandler accident

Fatal telehandler accident

The telehandler was left standing with its boom fully extended and platform on the ground

May 3, 2016

Two people have died and one has been left seriously injured after a work platform on a telehandler’s became detached whilst in operation. 

The incident took place at a hotel in Zaltbommel, Central Holland, where a vacant hotel is being converted into a new Van der Valk hotel. Omroep Gelderland, a local media outlet, suggested that the accident happened whilst erecting a banner on the building, killing two men, one 51, and the other 53, who were working in the platform which fell about 10 metres to the ground.

The telehandler was left standing with its boom fully extended - the platform on the ground. A 24 year old was taken to hospital but the nature of the victim’s injuries are currently unknown.Fatal telehandler accidentA local media outlet suggested that the accident happened whilst erecting a banner

All three people were employed by Wines Bouwgroep of Someren.

The company expressed its condolences to the families of the victims. The incident is being investigated by The Inspectorate of Social Affairs and Employment together with the Safety Board. SOURCE: Vertikal.net


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