There were 28 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms, also known as aerial work platforms, in the first half of 2013, a 65-percent increase from 17 in the first-half of 2012, according to findings from International Powered Access Federation’s accident database. The main causes of these fatalities were: overturn (10), fall from height (9), entrapment (5), electrocution (3), and impact with MEWP (1). Thirteen of the fatalities involved booms (3b), 10 involved ...

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