Man Dies From Hydraulic Boom Accident In Tarpon Springs
On August 9th, 2017 a man died after being pinned between a hydraulic lift and a billboard sign. Tanner, the man working the lift, accidentally leaned on the lift switch, pinning him between the sign and the lift.
In an article from Patch by Sherri Lonon, the story is explained.
PALM HARBOR, FL — Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an apparent accidental death that claimed the life of a 58-year-old Tarpon Springs man Wednesday morning. According to the agency, Robert Tanner died shortly after the accident occurred involving a hydraulic boom and a billboard outside the Glory Days Grill in Palm Harbor.
Tanner and Charles Walker, 50, of New Port Richey were working on an electronic billboard outside the 34200 U.S. 19 N. business around 11 a.m. Aug. 9. Deputies say both men are employed by Accent Neon and Sign Company.
Tanner, an email from the sheriff’s office said, was using a hydraulic bucket truck to work on the sign. Walker was on the ground.
Read the full story here.
Detectives believe the Tanner’s death was an accident and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the investigation.
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