Worker dies after scissor lift gets hit by crane

By Lindsey Anderson15 March 2012

A 53-year-old construction worker died from blunt-force trauma to the head after the scissor lift he was working in was hit by a crane hook block causing the lift to topple over.

Dana Lowe of Morrisville, VT died at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, VT. Lowe had been erecting steel for CSE at a construction site at the Hanover Inn when a crane inadvertently made contact with the scissor lift Lowe was in, toppling the lift. Lowe landed on a concrete deck.

According to reports, Engelberth Construction of Colchester, VT, is the general contractor for the project and the crane is owned and operated by Crane Service of Merrimack, VT. There is currently no information on what type of scissor lift Lowe was operating.

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and local police are investigating.

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