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#147530 - 11/25/02 09:14 AM Bucket Truck tips and kills worker
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Many of you that visit this forum work from bucket trucks and I thought this could be a nice reminder of how dangerous working from this equipment can be and how precious life is, especially when you have a three-week old baby at home. PLEASE be SAFE...your family is counting on you!

Worker Killed Putting Up Christmas Lights
Investigators Probing Cause Of Accident

November 25, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass. -- A worker putting up holiday lights on Waltham Common died after the bucket truck he was working in toppled over. Dennis O'Neil, 38, of Tewksbury, Mass., was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning. It was unclear what caused the truck to tip over, and local officials as well as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.
O'Neil worked for Brite-Lites, a Weymouth, Mass., company contracted by the city of Waltham to install holiday lights. O'Neil was the father of four children, the youngest born just three weeks ago.

There is a photo of the tipped truck @
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/1804229/detail.html

Better hurry, no telling how long it will be there.

Also, there are several other Bucket Truck related accidents in the Incident Alert Archives at www.SAFTENG.net .

Wishing you and your family a SAFE and Happy Thanksgiving.

Bryan www.SAFTENG.net
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