Worker Killed when Bus Hits Boom Lift | Construction News

A man was killed when he fell 11 ft. and hit his head after a city bus struck the self-propelled boom lift he was operating.

The worker was moving the 120-ft. lift off a truck near a construction site in downtown Los Angeles about 3:25 a.m. when the accident happened. The tractor-trailer truck was parked on a side street, and as the man traveled the lift off the trailer, the boom lift’s work platform hung out over a westbound lane of Venice Boulevard.

Neither the bus driver nor a passenger on the bus reportedly saw the lift until it was too late, and the bus hit it. The workman, who was not harnessed to the work platform, was knocked out of the lift and suffered severe head trauma when he fell. He died at an area hospital.