Note front wheels off the ground
When the Genie lift he was using shifted slightly on uneven ground, a safety switch kicked in to shut off the machine and left the construction worker stranded 40 feet in the air. Amherst Fire Department came to the rescue with aerial platform trucks otherwise known as ladder trucks.
Ladder 1 getting ready
UMass is overhauling the large water tank (the town owns the smaller one next to it) including new paint, to the tune of $1 million dollars. Amherst sent out a notice to consumers just this morning informing them of the project and mentioning that they may experience some discoloration in their tap water.
Aerial platform gets up close and personal
And he's climbing the stairway ...
AFD Ladder 1 and Engine 2 (the quint) under angry skies