Construction Worker Killed When Boom Lift Tips

Secaucus, N.J., May 2012—A construction worker died after falling about 45 feet onto pavement when the mobile boom lift he was operating toppled and threw him out of the work platform. He was alive when emergency responders arrived and took him to a nearby medical center, where he was pronounced dead. A local police officer said the lift was operating on a slope when it tipped. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. -