Wednesday, April 26, 2017

One worker on a boom truck died, another injured after the boom tipped over in Cobb County, Georgia

Apr 26, 2017 6:58 AM EST
By La-Keya Stinchcomb, Digital Producer


One construction worker is dead and another is injured after both were transported to the hospital with injuries during an accident.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at 50 Maner Terrace.

Cobb County officials said the workers were in a boom lift basket that was located on the boom truck at the time of the accident.  The boom lift then somehow fell off the truck.

It is not clear if they were working on a roof or installing windows.

OSHA is investigating the incident.

The identity of the deceased has yet to be released.


COBB COUNTY, Ga -- Rescue personnel were called to the scene of a reported construction accident on Maner Terrace.

According to a Cobb Fire Department spokesman, callers reported that a boom lift had fallen at 50 Maner Terrace and two workers were possibly injured.

Wellington Apartments are located at that address.