Norman Strozier Jr., 36, of Atlanta. Injured
Construction worker killed after boom lift tips over in Smyrna, GA
A construction worker died Tuesday after the boom lift he was working in tipped over, Cobb authorities said Wednesday.
Derrick Douglas, 41, of College Park was killed in the incident at the Wellington Point Apartments, 50 Maner Terrace in Smyrna, which saw Douglas ejected from the bucket of the boom lift when it tipped over, according to Officer Alicia Chilton, spokesperson for Cobb Police.
The incident also critically injured another worker, who, along with Douglas, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where Douglas was pronounced dead.
An incident report provided to the MDJ by Cobb Police just before press time Wednesday identified the second victim as Norman Strozier Jr., 36, of Atlanta. Strozier suffered possible internal injuries and his right lower leg was broken, according to the report. Authorities did not update his condition Wednesday.
Lt. Dan Dupree, spokesperson for Cobb Fire, said Tuesday’s incident occurred at about 2:23 p.m.
The Cobb County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit responded to the scene of the incident and found no criminal activity, Chilton said, adding that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be conducting an investigation.
OSHA spokesperson Michael D’Aquino confirmed Wednesday that the agency was investigating the incident, but could provide no further details.
One person died and another was critically injured in a construction accident at a Cobb County apartment complex, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The incident was reported about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Wellington Point Apartments on Maner Terrace.
Derrick Douglas, 41, was in the bucket of a boom lift machine when the machine tipped over, Cobb police Officer Alicia Chilton said. Douglas, who was working on a construction project at the apartment complex at the time of the accident, was ejected from the bucket along with a coworker.
They were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Chilton said. Douglas was pronounced dead. The other worker, whose name was not released, was listed in critical condition, she said.
“The Cobb County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit responded to the scene and found no criminal activity,” Chilton said.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.
No other details were released.