Thursday, 10:24 AM
Man crushed while working on boom lift in Salisbury
By Globe Staff
A 52-year-old man working on a boom lift was killed when it collapsed on him this morning at a company in Salisbury.
The accident happened at Markland Welding, said Karen Dawley, a spokeswoman for the Essex County district attorney’s office. Police said they were called to the scene on Lafayette Road at about 8:11 a.m.
The device, a "cherrypicker"-type machine, extends up to 60 feet in the air. The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was repairing or replacing a part on it when it collapsed and crushed him, Dawley said.
Salisbury police said in a statement that the man was crushed between the lift arm and the body of the machine. Police said the lift arm weighed about 2,000 pounds.
The man was taken to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Dawley, the district attorney's spokesman, said the death is considered an accident and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
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