Two Injured when Lift Tips Over

Jan. 29, 2024
Lift basket came to rest in swampy area.

Editor's note: This article has been updated.

An Elliott 40142 boom truck with an aerial lift platform tipped over in Broward County, Florida, injuring two workers.

Images from the scene showed the truck on its side, stabilizers extended, and the lift basket resting in a swampy area. The boom was bent.

News coverage from WPTV showed the work site in the Holey Land Wildlife Management Area. The truck is next to a large utility pole. Pads can be seen where the stabilizer feet appeared to have been resting.

NBC Miami interviewed the wife of one of the injured workers, Jacob Taylor, who is in critical condition.

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