What are Bucket Trucks?
Bucket Truck Accidents
Types of Bucket Truck Accidents
Bucket trucks must be well-designed and well-made in order to be safe. The men and women who use these trucks must be trained thoroughly on correct truck operation and must take all safety precautions necessary to ensure no one gets hurt while using the bucket truck. But as with all motor vehicles, accidents are going to happen; mishaps will occur. There are three common types of bucket truck accidents:
- Power failure
Because of the high center of gravity on bucket trucks, overturns can occur. The operators of the bucket trucks must be careful to not put too much weight in the boom of the truck and not to park the truck on a steep surface.
If the hydraulic system of a bucket truck fails, disaster can occur. Safety precautions must be taken and maintenance must be performed regularly to ensure bucket truck power failures do not occur.
Electrocutions can occur when people in the bucket come in contact with live power lines and do not follow proper safety precautions. Tree cutters, for example, are not electricians and may not be fully educated about the danger of cutting trees close to power lines. It is imperative that bucket truck operators be highly trained in this very dangerous piece of machinery.
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